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The quote is real nonsense;

The brackets (even if redundant from a compiler point of view) are a very flexible way of structuring code; They are necessary when creating/reviewing/fixing the code. Brackets are like the watch needles, they can give you the idea of code structure bypassing a lot of extra brain processing like the one required for following the BEGIN-END sequences….


I do not want to move to some other implementation of LUA, I’d like to get the common sense coming from LUA itself not from some implementation that can be gone tomorrow. I’m already having some concerns adopting LuaJIT but its amazing features kind of compensates the fact LuaJIT is a single man effort…


I think LUA should evolve taking the good things from the different implementations out there…

i.e. It is a fact C and LUA have to live together then let’s work to make that marriage simpler => arrays should be 0 based..




--- On Mon, 6/18/12, steve donovan <> wrote:

From: steve donovan <>
Subject: Re: LUA oddities..
To: "Lua mailing list" <>
Date: Monday, June 18, 2012, 3:01 AM

On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 11:56 AM, Arran Cudbard-Bell
<> wrote:
> that autocomplete code. Also just on principle, if the process of adding
> brackets can be automated to that degree, it makes their use completely
> redundant and they should probably be removed from the language.

And then we get Python ;)  But seriously, have a look at Moonscript,
which is a CoffeeScript like language which compiles to Lua.

It's true that errors happen when switching between Lua and C, one has
to be careful.   Presumably there are tests to detect this kind of
thing ;)

steve d.