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2009/2/19 Etan Reisner <>:
> Personally I tend to avoid using table.insert in favor of
>    tab[#tab + 1] = item
> or keeping an explicit counter, but that probably doesn't matter much
> except in tight loops.

It took me a while to work out why this is popular (apart from
featuring heavily in Programming in Lua). It's because this method
allows access to metamethods, while table.insert doesn't. Am I right?