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On Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 7:21 PM Coda Highland <> wrote:

> Coincidentally, this is basically C++'s syntax for the same task.

The syntax with the function keyword omitted was more of an insider joke, even though etymologically I did lift [] directly from C++ lambdas when I paused to think of invalid syntax to introduce a "capture list" in Lua.

But that was before I realised a twist would be required for functions.

Perhaps not fully coincidentally, the syntax addresses a problem that C++ still has with recursive lambdas.