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On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 1:06 PM, Diego Nehab <> wrote:

> I think it is safe. The reason it is there is because I had
> read somewhere that once a call to bind fails, you shouldn't
> use the socket again. I have been unable to find a reference
> for this again, so I have to assume I was dreaming. :/

This is how sockets work on BSD derived systems.  If you change
luasocket, then lua programs relying on the socket staying alive after
a failed bind will no longer portable.