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> Is there a reason that Lua has no APIs for manipulating memory buffers?

What exactly would you have in mind? What should be the API calls?
Would these buffers be visible in Lua, or only in C? Should they be a
new type in Lua?

> It's not hard to add, just curious about why it's not in there.

We thought about that for a while, but couldn't find satisfactory answers
(for us, I mean) for those questions...

-- Roberto