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"Patrick Donnelly" <> wrote:

> What features would you like to see added?

* an optional mode (similar to a C/C++ #pragma?) that requires *all*
  variables, local and global, to be explicitly declared

* a full and orthogonal set of metamethods and raw... functions
  (already beaten to death elsewhere)

* continue (alas, that requires changing repeat ... until semantics)

* a standardised way to set and query metadata for userdata, tables and
  classes (along the lines of what Stephen mentioned)

* breaking out of nested loops

* function module() could do with some tightening

* ...

Mainly, it's global variables springing into existence when you least
expect them. Most of the rest is indeed sugar: for such a small language
Lua is amazingly full-featured.

cheers  thomasl

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