Squirrel <- operator, what is it supposed to do? Why do I get compile errors

i tried to try the <- operator. if i understand the docs this line:
local table <- {} ;
should create an empty table. I get compile errors when ever I try to use <-.
what am I doing wrong?

it is because you used the keyword “local” as I understand (and do) this is only supposed to be used inside of a function.

this code works

anewtable <- {};


returns “table”

That did it,