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On 1/15/06, CHU Run-min <> wrote:
> "Finalizers allow you to coordinate Lua's garbage collection with
> external resource management (such as closing files, network or
> database connections, or freeing your own memory). "

Yeah, I don't really like that wording. It really surprises me that it
isn't stated more clearly there what you can and can't expect from
__gc metamethods, and that __gc not working for tables isn't mentioned
at all (except by omission from discussions about __gc).