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Tony Finch <> writes:

> On Wed, 24 Feb 2010, Roberto Ierusalimschy wrote:
>> 2) Any global name <var> (that is, a variable name without a visible
>> declaration) is changed to _ENV.<var>.
> Why not call the table _G?

I can't answer to that, the consequences being out of my depth.  If
there are both _G and _ENV, the differences might be hard to understand.

So I'd second that motion, in order to bring the consequences back into
my depth.

David Kastrup