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On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 3:20 PM, Mike Pall <> wrote:
> not, if it's allocated externally. You cannot add an element or
> increase the struct size without breaking the ABI.

To be fair, Lua does not make guarantees about the ABI with new versions.

But it is true that an API function would isolate the programmer from
the actual mechanism; LuaJIT could provide it as well without having
to expose internal details.

steve d.