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> Basically, as long as one runs plain vanilla Lua5 scripts they will
> go pretty fast. But as soon as one starts using inheritance, call and
> other meta-methods on their objects that is when the meta-method
> overhead jumps in.

Can you give us your performance measures and details of your tests
(platform, etc.)? In our own tests, we did not detect any significant
difference between tag methods in Lua 4.0 and metamethods in Lua 5.0b.

-- Roberto