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On 11/7/07, Tim Johnson <> wrote:
> 3)Can one use a lua table to "dispatch" one of a list of alternative
> choices. Would such an approach be "messy"? ....

sure, i do this all the time (and i'm sure many others).

also, since in Lua functions are really anonymous (unlike Python), it
doesn't pollute any namespace (the table itself is the namespace)

-- easy to write...
local dispatch = {
   start = function (x) .... end,
   continue = function (x) ..... end,

dispatch[state](x)             -- and easy to call!