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On Fri, Oct 09, 2009 at 10:45:10AM -0500, Phoenix Sol wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 2:32 PM, steve donovan <> wrote:
> > Lua order is pretty flexible, though you do have to declare local
> > functions up front as locals...
> Global functions, too, I noticed. I'm kinda surprised, since there is
> always a compilation step before execution. (But I'm still very
> ignorant of Lua's implementation.)
> fire()
> function fire() print('foo') end  --global

compilation creates the function body,
but the assignment to the global fire happens at runtime

it is really
fire = function () print('foo')

yet local makes it worse by creating a _new_ local variable