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- Subject: Re: Best Practices for Lua -> "Lua+"?
- From: "Alexander Gladysh" <agladysh@...>
- Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 14:42:24 +0300
On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 12:38 PM, steve donovan
> Yes, it isn't that difficult to make Lua look like another language,
> but the difficulty comes when people expect the same semantics ;)
> people who are expecting the same forgiving number-string
> It is IMHO a good idea that scripting languages keep distinct syntax
> so that users know that this is a different animal.
Very good idea indeed. I personally always stumble things like on !=
vs ~= and on if (...) vs if ...then differences. But that stumble
allows my mind to do a context switch and to start thinking in Lua
after coding in C++ and vice versa. Such context switch allows both
(quite different!) programming paradigms to coexist in my mind.
If both languages would look identically, I guess, I'd be very
frustated trying to wrap my head around paradigm differences.