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- Subject: Re: How about removing the underscores from metatables?
- From: Steve Litt <slitt@...>
- Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 15:36:57 -0500
On Thursday 27 January 2011 15:18:28 Javier Guerra Giraldez wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 3:09 PM, Steve Litt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Steve, you just lost me. I thought __index is the function that gets done
> > when you write-access a key in the table. But A is the whole table, not a
> > function. What am I missing?
> __index can be a function or a table.
> a common idiom is to use the same metatable as __index; so you put
> there both the metamethods (__xxx) and OO-style methods
I'll have to do more reading on metatables, and keep in mind that__index can
be a function OR a table.
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