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- Subject: Re: How to support '//' as lua's one line comment identifier?
- From: Alexander Gladysh <agladysh@...>
- Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 08:56:29 +0300
On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 07:26, Tang Daogang <email@example.com> wrote:
> For habits only.
> My programmers generally comes from c, c++, java, js communities, they feel
> hard to be used to use lua's '~=', which looks very strange to them, and to
You have to adapt to the language you use, not adapt the language for
yourself. The ease of changing the language should not mislead you.
> Also, the '--' is the same strange to us. Maybe we will be used to it one
> day. But we like to modify lua now, :-)
You will get an incompatible dialect then and stuck with it forever.
And will not be able to reuse third party code or share yours.
> PS: We are web programmers, need to switch frequently in js, c, java, and
Really bad idea to change syntax then. Lua is not JS, C or Java.
Semantics is significantly different.
You should not code in Lua as you would code in JS or C or Java or any
other language. When you code in Lua — do it in Lua.
When you have different syntax, it helps programmers brain to switch
between contexts, and think in Lua, not in terms of some other