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On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 4:49 PM, Stuart P. Bentley <> wrote:
> If the accepted idiom for doing a string is assert(loadstring(...))(), why
> not remove dofile and just use assert(loadfile(...))() in its place?

Because people are used to it ? ;)   I think it does no harm, but to
make it robustly handle errors requires pcall and then you end up with
something of equivalent complexity anyway...