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(Examples of metatables in lua 5.1)

Date:06/07/07
Author:Peter Cawley
URL:n/a
Comments:0
Info:http://www.lua.org/
Score: (3.00 in 23 votes)
phrase  = "Take one down and pass it around,"
none    = "No more bottles of beer"
justone = "1 bottle of beer"

bottles = setmetatable({0,
	drink = {
		phrase .. "\n" .. none .. " on the wall,",
		"Go to the store and buy some more!"
	}},{
	__index = function(crate,num)
		crate[num] = nil
		print(crate[num] .. " on the wall,")
		print(crate[num] .. ",")
		print(phrase)
		crate[num] = crate[num-1]
		return justone .. " on the wall,\n"
	end, __newindex = function(crate,num,drink)
		rawset(crate,num,drink or (num .. " bottles of beer"))
		if rawget(crate,num+1) then
			print(crate[num] .. " on the wall,\n")
		end
	end, __call = function()
		return ipairs{justone, none}
	end}
)

print(bottles[99])

for it, beer in bottles() do
	print(beer .. " on the wall,")
	print(beer .. ",")
	print(bottles.drink[it])
	print ""
end

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Alternative Versions

VersionAuthorDateCommentsRate
original versionPhilippe Lhoste04/20/051
5.1, bottledPeter Cawley04/19/090
version 5.xchill07/10/052

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