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On 7 January 2011 14:36, liam mail <> wrote:

On 7 January 2011 14:28, Roberto Ierusalimschy <> wrote:
> And while I'm at it, what's is the use case of luaL_ref and luaL_unref
> after all?

That is a good question. Since userdata got "environments" in 5.1
(called uservalues, in 5.2), the need for luaL_ref diminished a lot.

-- Roberto

Not so much that it is going to be removed I hope, how else would C code keep a reference to Lua data without generating its own id mechanism?


Sorry for the noise but I can not believe I singed the email "Lua" :)