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It was thus said that the Great Sir Pogsalot once stated:
> 2) I don't agree with Sean's advice to use my text editor or an external
> preprocessor to generate the list of local declarations.  Yes that saves
> keystrokes, but I'm moreso trying to reduce the complexity of *reading*
> that list than writing it.  I think import(os) & import(table, { 'insert',
> 'remove', 'unpack' }, 't') & import(string, { 'byte', 'char', 'find',
> 'format', 'rep' }, 's') is easier than reading/skimming 19 local
> declarations/lines.  Is this really that hard to understand?


  Or rather, we are under different standards for what is easier to read
(and in some cases, maintain).

> I only picked the
> local-vs-global performance reason after arguing for a while over not
> touching _ENV because people (mostly Sean) kept telling me to use _ENV.  

  Careful with attribution there---I never mentioned _ENV as I'm still using
Lua 5.1 (primarily because we use Lua 5.1 at work and there would be a lot
of updating to do because of the sheer number of modules we use).