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On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 8:07 AM, Andrea D'Amore <> wrote:
> Doesn't this apply when assert is used as a statement too?

Sure.  Function calls are allowed to be statements.  The cool thing
about Lua's assert is that it can be used as a function.

You could say something Perlish like this:

f = or die 'cannot open'

But AFAIK there's no way then to use the actual error message returned.

steve d.