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> Not to mean any disrespect to the great designers of Lua, but the 
> designers of C certainly thought about this long and hard and made the 
> decision to keep it out of the inner scope, probably for exactly this 
> reason. So following that wisdom might be a good choice.

I revere Thompson and Ritchie, but if we follow that reasoning we should
also forbid "mixed declaration and code" and several other mechanisms
different from C. (Actually we should have implemented C, not Lua :)

-- Roberto