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On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 11:21 AM, Patrick Masotta <> wrote:
> 3) Why there’s not a switch statement?

The answer to these questions is basically "Lua is not C, and it is
_definitely_ not Python"

It was originally designed to interface to engineers who were more
familiar with Fortran. These days, many engineers I come across are
more used to VBS (_so_ much gets done in Excel) and they have
difficulty reading zero-based arrays and curly braces.  They may not
be programming experts, but they are certainly not kids - just come
from a different background.

There are Lua-derivatives that use the traditional curly braces, e.g.

steve d.

PS it's Lua, not LUA: it is a word meaniing 'Moon', not an acronym.