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On 8 June 2017 at 10:21, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
> 2017-06-08 13:51 GMT+02:00 steve donovan <>:
>> Heh, but they had curly-braces to deal with, always a fine topic for
>> bikeshedding!
> Finally, the word emerges. I have been restraining myself, disciplining
> my fingers, choking it down, ever since this thread started, and there
> you go and just casually spit it out.

I've come to dislike this word more and more over the years, as it's
way too often used as a way to shut down conversations, in the style
of Godwin's Law. For all the discussions on syntax we've had over the
years on lua-l, I think this one was one of the best ones, especially
since (a) it is focused on actual Lua syntax, which has a limited
scope (and not proposed inventions, for which not even the sky is the
limit), and (b) it is discussed for what it is: style. Style is
important, and while it's hard to get good discussions on style that
go beyond "mine is better than yours", once people get past that point
one can get some good insights on what makes people's sense of style
tick, what are their rationales and especially to revisit and
reevaluate one's own. I learned some good stuff while reading other
people's style guides and writing my own!

-- Hisham