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On 23 November 2013 19:29, Roberto Ierusalimschy <> wrote:
>> Speaking of new Lua primitives, I've also been discussing the new
>> string.buffer API and table.clear() API with Mike Pall (off-line) for
>> LuaJIT 2.1, also under the name of performance :)
> We are also considering a table.clear function, mainly to help the GC.
> (Not sure about the name, though.)
> -- Roberto

World of Warcraft's embedded Lua adds a `table.wipe` function used to
remove everything from a table, although some may consider the name a
bit obscure for what the function does.