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- Subject: RE: Evaluating LUA
- From: "Joshua Jensen" <jjensen@...>
- Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 16:48:39 -0600
> 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.
I am constantly reminded of the operator absence whenever I do:
table.value = table.value + 500 -- instead of table.value += 500
table.string = table.string .. "Hello" -- instead of something like
table.value ..= "Hello"
But this has been brought up before. I didn't mention it to start a
As strange as it sounds, and I don't even get the chance to use Python,
I like the idea of blocks being tabbed in and the complete lack of