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lhf wrote:
> In general, code in Lua is generated from left to right, as it is read
> the source. But you're right the manual does not say anything about order
> of evaluation. In any case, you should not write code that depends on
> although I agree that Lua's semantics may make it hard to do this, if
> writing complicated code with lots of tag mathods.

Are you saying we shouldn't program with side effects?  That is ironic for a
language where variables default to the global scope.

I think any language that allows side effects should be very clear about
evaluation order.