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- Subject: Re: Lua's Pons Asinorum
- From: Marc Balmer <marc@...>
- Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 08:42:09 +0200
> Am 20.08.2016 um 07:41 schrieb Dirk Laurie <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 2016-08-20 5:34 GMT+02:00 Andrew Starks <email@example.com>:
>> On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 8:02 PM, Ross Berteig <Ross@cheshireeng.com> wrote:
>>> On 8/19/2016 10:13 AM, Viacheslav Usov wrote:
>> Lua has tables. It does not have sequences/arrays.
>> First, in every other computer programming language an array would not
>> contain any non-index keys at all. This concept is already unfamiliar
>> to them, but we allow it in Lua, because it is too convent not to. So
>> array-like tables are already extended beyond most people's
>> The above concession to convenience creates a behavior that silently
>> "does what you hope" at the expense of consistently following the
>> rules. This is very un-Lua like.
> The theorem that the base angles of an isosceles triangle are equal
> is known as the "Pons Asinorum" (bridge of asses). Current use of the
Asinus in latin means donkey in english. So it’s a bridge of donkeys, or
„Eselsbrücke“ in german.