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"[Lua] now supports extensible semantics, anonymous functions, full lexical closures, proper tail recursion, and coroutines".

Curiously, this list of features is what many languages are proud of adding as they evolve. It sounds like "Lua started off as a quick hack with interesting features a, b, and c but has now added all the usual features of Lisp." You could phrase it alternatively: "Lua now has all the features expected from a modern dynamic language, as well as refining its own distinctive features".

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