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> Lua lexer treats dot `.' as separator. But relies (by default) on 
> strtod() for converting, and thus if your ``local'' separator is `,', 
> you are unable to compile the following sample program:

This will be fixed in Lua 5.1. (The basic idea is as follows: if a
convertion fails, Lua tries again replacing the decimal point with the
locale decimal separator. It also stores this new decimal separator
to avoid repeated failures.)

-- Roberto