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- Subject: Re: hex numbers
- From: Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <lhf@...>
- Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 21:02:09 -0300 (EST)
>From: "Paul Moore" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Run-time flexibility is one thing, but compile-time flexibility is more
Good point. We don't want to run any Lua code during the lexical analysis.
So, even if we were to add an "tonumber" tag method or a _TONUMBER function,
this could not possibly affect the lexer without getting into too many
complications. So, I don't think hex numbers and such will ever happen
in the lexer. We want to keep things as simple as possible (see the recent
posting by Roberto on the C API, and the decision to scrap the preprocessor).