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Mark Hamburg wrote:
I find myself writing a fair amount of code that avoids going down a path
when something is nil and if this is a common pattern for other people it
might be useful to encode it in some form of syntactic sugar.

In other languages (e.g. Python), I think you'd be employing exceptions in this kind of situation. It seems like Lua has the low-level mechanisms in place to support some kind of exception construct. I'd be more interested in development in this area than what you are proposing.


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