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On Sun, Jul 1, 2012 at 5:13 PM, Dimitris Papavasiliou <> wrote:
> Thats really nice. It would be nice if the pretty printer could try calling
> __tostring' on  stuff it doesnt understand (c types) in the hope of getting
> a printable version.

It already does that, doesn't it?  Try this for example:

>  f = ("/usr/bin/lua")
>  f
file (0xc229f0)
>  f:close()

It doesn't call __tostring metamethods for tables though.  Perhaps
that would be convenient too.

I think my data doesn't have in it what I think! Will look further and report back. Would rather tables did not do __tostring I think on balance.