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>From Wed Jul 21 04:08:34 1999
>From: "Vincent PENQUERC'H" <>

>Why do using local variables is so much faster ?
>Is this due to tag methods ?

If you look at the code in lvm.c, you'll see that using a local variable
is quite simple (search for 'case PUSHLOCAL'), whereas using a global variable
(search for 'case GETGLOBAL') needs a call to luaV_getglobal (yes, because of
tag methods).