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- Subject: Re: '_ENV.foo' mandatory for non-local assignment.
- From: Pierre-Yves Gérardy <pygy79@...>
- Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 21:16:49 +0100
On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 16:22, joao lobato <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Now, I'll be the first to recognize that my latest message in this
> list was kind of flamebait material, but honestly, I can't understand
> the need to change the language.
> Lua has its scope and I believe that Roberto and Luiz have made it
> clear that it's not about replacing Python/Ruby; frankly, that seems
> to be the aim of all this suggestions.
Sure, actually, I hesitated a lot before posting this, but I though it
The aim is not to replace anything, just to make what is usually
considered a best practice (using locals as much as possible) easier
to do thanks to the default syntax.
However, I don't have any strong feeling about this. I think I'll end
up writing my own thing based on the Lua VM, and won't bother the list
with these suggestions.
If it annoyed you (and others), I apologize.