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> I understand and sympathize with people feeling weary at having to recode
> their changes of the internals of Lua each time a new version comes out.
> we do make every effort to maintain compatibility of Lua code, it's very
> if not impossible, to maintain any kind of code-level compatibility for
> core implementation. Any attempt at this could compromise our goals of
> and speed. The prime example is the VM, which is an implementation tool,
> an iron-cast concept, and so we feel free to change it if this will make
> faster and smaller.

I agree with this. Performance is more important then compatibility with
previous versions.