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* Sam Roberts:

>> The C callbacks use this L as the Lua state for C-to-Lua calls.  I can
>> see that this works if the XML parser object is only accessed through
>> Lua (before every callback, L is properly initialized).  In a similar
> What do you mean by only accessed through lua? These callbacks are
> registered into a lua_State (valid, of course), so how could they be
> called without that state, L, being properly initialized L?

Suppose the XML parser object is passed to some other library which
uses it some time later, in response to a different call (possibly
from Lua code).  This would trigger the callbacks without a call to
lxp_parse on the callstack, which means that the L pointer could be