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On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 12:03 PM, John Hind <> wrote:
> On the other hand, using the "__call" metamethod you CAN write:
> for v in myobject do print(v) end
> without the empty parenthesis, which seems inconsistent since both cases are
> ultimately just function calls.

Yes, because myobject is callable.  But myobject:iter() _returns_ a
callable, usually a closure that contains iterator state.

That's the difference.

PS, I do agree that __ipairs and __pairs seems silly.

steve d.