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>From Fri Jun  4 11:16:01 1999
>lhf wrote:
>>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.
>Would you elaborate on how this can be done?  Thanks...

Use the call hook to see when a chunk starts and end.
A chunk starts when line==0. It ends when file=="(return)".
(Since line==0 when a chunk ends, you should test file first.)
See etc/trace.c in the distribution.

Now, when a chunk starts, set the setglobal and the getglobal tag methods
for nil to use a table to store values. Something similar is described in
the FAQ: 3.3 - How do I create read-only variables?. See also some code in

When a chunk ends, simply restore the defaults set/getglobal tag methods.

All this can be written in Lua 3.2 (which includes ldeblib).
In Lua 3.1, you have to write the hook part in C.