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1) I never said I have "a lot of experince" buy yes I have good programming experince even if you dispute that.
2) I code for a living and I'm not a "Linguist"; I code Assembler, C, C++, Java and the like and I do not need Forth, Standard ML nor Lisp for understanding LUA, when LUA is coded by C coders and when ther's a lot of effort (as I said before) for making the LUA-C/C++ marriage a happy one...
if you need Forth, Standard ML or Lisp for undertanding LUA go for it but do not make me waste my time on that...

--- On Mon, 6/18/12, Alex Queiroz <> wrote:

From: Alex Queiroz <>
Subject: Re: LUA oddities..
To: "Lua mailing list" <>
Date: Monday, June 18, 2012, 2:51 AM


On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 11:21 AM, Patrick Masotta <> wrote:
> I’m new to LUA but I have good programming experince..

It's Lua, a word, not LUA.

> 1) I couldn’t believe when I saw LUA arrays indexed from “1”; that’s for
> kids not for programmers.
> 2) Why you guys do not use {} instead of the wordy BEGIN END sequences???
> 3) Why there’s not a switch statement?

You say you have a lot of programming experience, but I dispute that.
You seem to have used only languages what were inspired by C (C++,
Java, _javascript_ etc.). Try some Forth, Standard ML or Lisp.