Difference between revisions of "Variant"

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The [[value]] type is used to indicate, that all of Lua's types can be used in a certain place (e.g.: as arguments).  
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The [[Variant]] type is not a real lua type, but instead indicates what lua values LÖVE can store internally. It is used in [[love.thread]] and [[love.event]]. Indeed, as it is a "virtual" type, it has no specific representation in lua, and no methods.
 
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It is an artifical type solely created for the wiki and doesn't exist in Lua.
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== Types ==
 
== Types ==
A [[value]] can be a flat [[table]], a [[boolean]], a [[string]], a [[number]] or LÖVE [[userdata]].  
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A [[Variant]] can be a flat [[table]], a [[boolean]], a [[string]], a [[number]] or LÖVE [[userdata]].  
  
 
== Note ==
 
== Note ==
 
Foreign userdata (Lua's files, LuaSocket, ENet, ...), functions, and nested [[table|tables]] are not supported.
 
Foreign userdata (Lua's files, LuaSocket, ENet, ...), functions, and nested [[table|tables]] are not supported.
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== See Also ==
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* [[parent::love]]
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[[Category:Types]]
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{{#set:Description=The types supported by [[love.thread]] and [[love.event]]}}
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{{#set:Since=000}}
  
 
== Other Languages ==
 
== Other Languages ==
{{i18n|value}}
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{{i18n|Variant}}

Revision as of 12:06, 31 January 2017

The Variant type is not a real lua type, but instead indicates what lua values LÖVE can store internally. It is used in love.thread and love.event. Indeed, as it is a "virtual" type, it has no specific representation in lua, and no methods.

Types

A Variant can be a flat table, a boolean, a string, a number or LÖVE userdata.

Note

Foreign userdata (Lua's files, LuaSocket, ENet, ...), functions, and nested tables are not supported.

See Also


Other Languages