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- Subject: Re: Why no for table-iterator like e. g. "hashpairs"?
- From: Daurnimator <quae@...>
- Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2019 22:21:53 +1100
On Fri, 1 Nov 2019 at 19:55, bil til <email@example.com> wrote:
> If I want to iterate over such "further info fields" in a fast way in lua
> (and I do NOT know the key names, or I possibly would like to check such
> "further key names"), do I really have to iterate over the complete table
> with pairs? (is this not a complete waste of time, as I then possibly get
> also all the ipairs entries of the table for iteration in my for loop?).
No. See `next` (and infact pairs uses next under the covers).