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Sam Roberts wrote:
On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 11:53:15AM -0700, Mark Hamburg wrote:
Except that you can't get to userdata metatables from pure Lua. But one
could certainly replace pairs with a C function that did this and you don't
need to patch the Lua sources to do it.

Maybe I misunderstand "get to", but  it appears that I can access
userdata from the io library. Is this a version thing?

You can get the metatable of a userdata if it hasn't been locked
with a __metatable key. Many of us routinely set this key, though,
in order to protect the metatable