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- Subject: Re: LUA oddities..
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:29:00 +0200
On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 11:21 AM, Patrick Masotta <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
PS it's Lua, not LUA: it is a word meaniing 'Moon', not an acronym.