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- Subject: Re: lua hacking wondering
- From: Edgar Toernig <froese@...>
- Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 15:55:03 +0200
Philippe Lhoste wrote:
> Vijay Aswadhati wrote:
> > I have seen "use the proxy table" answers on one too many occasions.
> > So the question is this: is it worth requesting this as a feature in
> > 5.1?
> Probably yes (IMHO) but I suppose there are issues with that, otherwise
> it would have been a feature of Lua since a long time.
It has been in Lua for a very long time (gettable/settable tag methods).
It was removed in Lua 5, possibly to get the number of meta-methods
for indexing down to two (instead of four).
IMHO, one of the two unfortunate changes in Lua 5 (the other one being
the handling of globals, setfenv & co).