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>Roberto Ierusalimschy wrote:
>> This is what "stringdump" does. The "string" in the name is supposed to
>> mean that the result is a string (and not a file, for instance). But
>> we plan to change that name (maybe "dumptostring"?)
>Why not simply use compile()? That name seems to fit the bill quite

Because "compile" gives the wrong impression. Functions in Lua are always
compiled to bytecode when they are defined.