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2015-01-08 14:11 GMT+02:00 Marco Bambini <>:

> one of the criticisms about Lua is the way it uses globals (using
> an hash table instead of a regular array and so performance
> suffers when globals are accessed).
> I just wondering what's behind that design decision, I mean
> what's the pro and cons of having an hash table for globals
> instead of a simpler array?

What simpler array with the ability to retrieve arbitrary keys
do you have in mind?