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The main reason - backward compatibility with existing DLLs.

Win32 APIs.

The alternative for me is to load the library again for the debug APIs
or create a
a table like

_HMODULE['modulename'] = hmodule

either way I rewrite some more code.


On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 11:33:54 -0200, Roberto Ierusalimschy
<> wrote:
> > loadlib()  for Win32 in 5.0.2 passes the library handle as an upvalue
> > to the called function.
> > Can this behaviour be maintained in Lua 5.1?
> For what?
> -- Roberto