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>You'll notice there has been no 'official' response to the current discussion.

See Roberto's posting on Monday:
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>I think the whole topic was pretty much laid to rest four years ago:
>"...the decision of having globals by default makes sense to us ;-) and we don't feel we need to
>change it."
>  - Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo, Dec 11 1997 

Yes, that's still valid. On the other hand, the Lua community has grown a lot
since then, and it seems that perhaps adding global declarations may be useful
for larger projects, and so we're thinking about it. I don't know whether it
will make it into 4.1.