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On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 10:40 AM, liam mail <> wrote:
> On 13 June 2012 15:45, steve donovan <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 4:29 PM, Andrew Starks <> wrote:
>>> this. To my thinking, the benefits of convenience and simplification
>>> are outweighed by all of the available rope that is now lying around,
>>> waiting for someone to figure out how they might use it....
>> Well said!  If it was up to me, I'd say that 5.2.1 is as good a time as any..
>> steve d.
> Lets not be too hasty, 5.2.1 is a bug fix release and I feel any such
> change like this should really wait for a 5.3 release.
> Irrespective of when this could/should be done, do you really want to
> have to call a metamethod for this in all instances? I personally
> already find 5.2 much slower than 5.1*
> Liam
> * Using tests for OOLua. Luabind, Swig and I suspect LuaBridge, all of
> which may need redesigning or optimising specifically for 5.2.

I agree with the position that 5.3 is the best place for this change,
but I'll go for .04 cents here:

Is it not the case that if coersion were to be relegated to a loaded
module, that module could also be written in C and implemented in an
almost identical way to how it is today?