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--- Joshua Jensen <> wrote:
> Except it's the biggest hangup when trying to convert C and Javascript
> users... "Why do tables use braces and functions do not?" ... and
> they're the main people I always try and get to use Lua.

Yeah, I prefer JavaScript's C-derived syntax, too, but if Lua used curly braces you would start
expecting C-like operators too (++, --, +=, *=, <<, >>, etc).  Lua stays leaner by omitting these,
and it's probably best to not having a syntax that constantly reminds of their absence.

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