# Semicolon Conventions in Lua Programming

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There are very few sections we will explore the possibility of making use of a semicolon in Lua. Majority of the code doesn’t require it, while there are some cases where we might need them.

## Example

Let’s consider a case where the use of semicolon seems necessary. Consider the example shown below −

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local a,b=10,20
print(a+b)

The above statement in Lua is perfectly valid and it works like a charm.

## Output

30

## Example

What if we change the code above and put it in the same line? Would it still be a valid Lua code? Let’s try it out. Consider the code shown below −

local a,b =10,20 print(a+b)

The above code in Lua will still work as expected but it doesn’t seem very user friendly and that’s where the use of a semicolon will come in handy.

## Example

Consider the example shown below −

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local a,b =10,20;print(a+b)

## Output

30
Published on 19-Jul-2021 12:06:48