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- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Improvements to stdlib (wiki: StandardLibraries)
- From: "Peter Loveday" <peter@...>
- Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 21:44:15 -0400
> Lua 5.0 will support this: tostring in the baselib will look at __tostring
> in an object's metatable and call this if set.
Excellent! I had implemented that myself (I called it __typename, but
__tostring is probably clearer). I was hoping you'd make it a function,
not just a constant string, as I use the same metatable for basically all
my classes in my application, using a dynamic dispatcher for calling
the appropriate code, so I need to be able to evaluate the name of
the type at run-time.
Thanks for this!
When will we b able to get an updated work, or alpha release of
Love, Light and Peace,
- Peter Loveday
Director of Development,