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On 18 June 2012 12:24, joao lobato <> wrote:
> On 6/18/12, Patrick Masotta <> wrote:
>>>Because they're indexes, not offsets from a base pointer.
>> There a lot of positive things when a language makes the index=base pointer
>> mostly when the language want to live in good terms with C/C++
>>>Readability for non-programmers. Anybody with a half-decent text editor
>>>will notice no difference in terms of effort to type.
>> I see, a programming language for non programmers... well I think is time
>> for LUA reviewing this, mostly if the programmer comunity ever becomes the
>> target of LUA...
>> Anyway, if you are a programmer you should understand that typing is not
>> where the real effort is located... reviewing the code, understanding what
>> you did one week, one month or one year ago, is where the real effort is
>> really located....
>> Pat
> What a lovely little troll you are...

I think he's actually serious. I'm guessing he saw LuaJIT at the top
of some benchmark chart and thought he'd come to offer his expert