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On Nov 10, 2011, at 4:20 PM, Stefan Reich wrote:

> Why break any existing code if the solution is just adding another
> function in the library? I totally don't get this.

Because, as we all know, setfenv is SCARY!!!! :P

Or, as Roberto puts it, "too powerful" [sic].

But, of course, this is all hogwash as set/getfenv can simply be reimplemented in terms of _ENV if one wants to.

So it looks like a political decision to summerly execute setfenv now that it's out of favor and reeducate the masses to worship _ENV instead.  As someone said, "We've always been at war with Eastasia".

We will miss you setfenv (or just re-implement you in plain Lua) :)