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- Subject: RE: Antwort: global keyword instead of local
- From: "Vincent Penquerc'h" <vincent@...>
- Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 13:50:12 +0100
> This is one thing I never understood. Why is it implemented that way - in
> all other programming languages (that I know) variables in
> subroutines/functions are automatically local. Is there a reason, why it
> is implemented the other way round?
It's mainly because of the original goal of Lua: to be used as a
configuration language, where data to be set must then be read by
some other code.