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>From Fri Jun  4 07:14:12 1999
>Lua is great on almost every point, except the scoping rules. Why can't we
>have normal scoping rules (i.e a variable is local unless defined
>globally?).  Though I read the rationale behind that decision somewhere, I
>wasn't exactly statisfied by it. 

there's a game you can play with the set/getglobal tag methods and with the
callhook so that global variables seem local to a chunk.

>Is there any who likes these scoping rules?

we do :-)

>Are there any plans on changing this?

sorry, no.
I don't think we're going to change anything in the syntax.