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* Michal Kottman:

>> I think there are some tools which generate bytecode, like MetaLua.
>> Even if you transform bytecode back to equivalent (but not much more
>> readable) Lua source code, you still can't set line number
>> information.
> That's true, another problem with MetaLua is that often you can't
> convert the AST back to Lua, because it uses `Label and `Goto, which are
> possible in standard Lua bytecode, but not in Lua source. 

This is not a fundamental issue.  After all, most compilers contain
logic which reconstructs loops from unstructured gotos.  Most of the
time, code generated by MetaLua will have a structured representation
because it originally came from Lua code.