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- Subject: Re: What's up with token filters (Re: New operators?)
- From: Thomas Lauer <thomas.lauer@...>
- Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 15:45:01 +0100
"Greg Falcon" <email@example.com> wrote:
> And I don't think there's anything *intrinsically* wrong with that
> sort of syntactic sugar. But Lua is such a beautiful, small language,
> and because of that, I don't think saving the few extra characters
> typed in "value = value + 1" is anywhere near worth the complexity.
This sums it up beautifully. I love my += etc. in C/C++ but I'd much
prefer Lua to keep its inherent cleanness. A small, orthogonal core like
Lua's is worth a few (thousand) keystrokes.