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Unread 01-16-11, 09:13 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by desfido View Post
Lua is more generous with allowing arithmetic values to be used in string contexts than someone might otherwise expect,
That's called Coercion right? or am I mistaking it for something else ><
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Unread 01-16-11, 09:57 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Ketho View Post
That's called Coercion right? or am I mistaking it for something else ><
You're correct.

One thing that I'd definitely make a note of, though, is that coercion occurs in statically typed languages as well, particularly the ones people tend to be most familiar with (C, C++, Java). While they don't directly say that it doesn't in your link, they write in such a way that it could be incorrectly inferred that coercion is about static vs dynamic typing, when it's not. In fact, one that many people who write in C, C++, & Java often make use of without thinking about it is the implicit coercion from integer types to floating point types.
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