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On 2017-08-29 04:55 AM, Eike Decker wrote:

2017-08-28 20:19 GMT+02:00 Egor Skriptunoff < <>>:

    On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 7:29 PM, Soni L. wrote:

        A while back I talked about component syntax, which I
        described as `a:b.c()` and `a:[b].c()`.

    And what does this syntax mean?

As far as I understand the colon is a capturing instruction to push the table that was accessed on the stack and keep it in first position until a method call comes along. If no method call happens in the chain of table accessing, that would be a syntax error during compile time.




local v = a.b

I think it would work and I think it could be used to great use, but every time I see myself explaining how the colon syntax works I start scratching my head if it isn't just too complicated already...

It can be simply explained as "rust traits in a scripting language", "component syntax", etc.

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