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>3.3.7 Local Declarations
>A chunk is also a block (see §3.3.1),and so local ariables can be declared
>outside any explicit
>block.Such local ariables die when the chunk ends.
>Is here "outside" correct ?

Yes. This means that you can write things like

  local x=2

at the "top level" of your Lua programs.

Explicit blocks are those delimited by do..end, then..else, then..end, etc.