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On 13.08.19 06:45, Sean Conner wrote:
>   Well, another pain point is
> 	veryLongNmae[complexLValue] = veryLongName[complexLValue] + 1

a similar and common use case is appending an element to an array: it's also
painful to write:

	complexLValue[#complexLValue + 1] = newElement;

One can circumvent this by having a append function:

	append(complexLValue, newElement);

but this makes the assignment not as visible as the first approach does.

A solution for current official lua with explicit assignment:

	local list = complexLValue; list[#list + 1] = newElement;

Can this be rewritten using the imaginary @ operator?

	complexLValue[#@ + 1] = newElement;

Now the @ would be on the left side of the assignment, this looks weird.

-- Oliver