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I think that’s a terrible idea, if only because of the visual and grammatical ambiguity it introduces.

Table constructors either imply a numeric key when initialising an array or specify the key when adding a non-array item.

When I see { function..., function... } my natural inclination is to see those as array items 1 and 2, which they would be in the current syntax.

But then I think that... 

   local func = function() ... end

...looks nicer than... 

   local function func() ... end 


It’s a happy reminder that functions are just regular objects like everything else, and makes it obvious that the function() keyword produces an r-value and is thus an expression in its own right.

 I don’t understand the “problem” you are trying to solve, or how it would make your code easier to understand at a glance than the regular { key1 = value1, key2 = value2 } syntax.

> On 28 May 2021, at 10:06, Egor Skriptunoff <> wrote:
> I'd like to suggest to treat
> { function a() end }
> as equivalent of
> { a = function() end }
> Such sugar would be useful in metatable constructors and in OOP.
> It would not break old code: new syntax was a syntax error in previous Lua versions.