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- Subject: Re: Proposal: Trailing comma in function calls
- From: Dirk Laurie <dirk.laurie@...>
- Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 17:15:23 +0200
2014-06-04 16:48 GMT+02:00 Axel Kittenberger <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Lua accepts since ever (as far I know) trailing commas in table definitions.
> And this is good, since like most people experience sooner or later, when
> doing multilined stuff taking care of the last element is kinda a hassle.
> However, I never understood, why trailing commas are not allowed in function
> Reasons are the same, sometimes a function call spawns several lines. This
> happens for me especially with functions taking variable length arguments
> like print() or write()
> For example:
> 'this is a string',
> 'another string',
> 'yet another string', -- note the comma here
> I don't see any ambiguity added by this, or is there?
More generally, "lexical void" inside an argument list could mean nil.
That is something that I (when in a bikeshedding mood) have sometimes
missed, with some library functions where I use seldom use the early
But now, in your example, I don't suppose you want
'this is a string',
'yet another string', -- note the comma here
print('this is a string', 'another string', 'yet another string', nil )
or would you?