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On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 4:21 PM, Peter Cawley <> wrote:
It could be because Lua scripts already have a way to create tables.
If the standard libraries had a table.create function, then what
arguments would it take?  
* narray, nhash? In which case, the standard library API implies
things about the underlying implementation details of tables in other
implementations of Lua.

I would expect this. Why is that such a bad thing? Those other implementations can just ignore those parameters if the assumptions are untrue.