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On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 8:12 PM, Roberto Ierusalimschy
<> wrote:
>> > I do not see why Lua should provide a function that you can build
>> > yourself, only to save a few lines in the construction of some very
>> > specifics sandboxes. E.g.,
>> >
>> > do
>> >  local setupvalue, loadfile = debug.setupvalue, loadfile
>> >  function myloadfile (fn, env)
>> >    local f, err = loadfile(fn)
>> >    if not f then return f, err end
>> >    setupvalue(f, 1, env)
>> >    return f
>> >  end
>> > end
>> Well, there are a lot of functions you could "write yourself", but in
>> the interest of ease of use and sensibility they're included by
>> default. I think you could also say that 'loadin' could be written on
>> your own, using almost exactly the same example.
> I guess I added an extra comma. Lua does provide several functions that
> you can write yourself, but usually they are useful in many situations,
> not only to build very specific sandboxes.
> -- Roberto

I apologise for selectively quoting like that, it was bad form. (I am
not entirely convinced that the only reason you would ever want to use
a "loadfilein" is sandboxing, but then in truth I don't have an actual
counterexample to support that. Sorry for the noise, anyway.)