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- Subject: Re: fun with table constructors
- From: Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <lhf@...>
- Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 11:42:02 -0200 (EDT)
>why isn't it the case that a semicolon must always be present to end the
Lua as designed to be used by non-programmers, or at least, not professional
programmers and we decided that semicolons would be a source of trouble.
For this audience, demanding semicolons to end statements would not make sense.
On the other hand, we ended up with a situation where semicolons are virtually
useless, because they cannot be used to remove ambiguities in code. The only
real use of semicolons is for readbility, as in "a=b c=d", which reads better
when written "a=b; c=d".
Unfortunately, it's not something that can be changed now.