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On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 11:22:03AM +0000, Peter Cawley wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 5:22 AM, James Turner <> wrote:
> > I no I'm late to the game, but I've just discovered Lua and have fallen
> > in love. As an exercise to get familiar with the language, I have
> > created an interactive lua console that runs in your browser at
> >
> In my opinion, the standard library has been overly restricted, and I
> would expect more of the following to be available: _G, pcall, load,
> loadstring, getmetatable, setmetatable, string.dump, getfenv, setfenv.
> On a related note, the fact that pcall is not available, but xpcall
> is, looks like an oversight. Finally, behaviour on infinite loops
> (e.g. enter "while true do end" or "x = [[x]]; while true do x = x ..
> x end") seems to be to run forever.

pcall should have been there. I've added it now. I used as a base to what I made available.
I'm going to look at the link posted earlier with the code from the
official try lua and see what's being restricted there.