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On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 08:32:59AM -0200, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo wrote:
> > So we can rely on this behaviour and safely compare the pointer
> > instead of the string itself?
> Yes, but you have to make sure that the strings still exist in Lua,
> that is, are not collected. One way to do that is to use them as keys
> or values in a table.

Would it also be safe to simply not do any allocation, and thus not
trigger automatic collection?