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On 9 February 2015 at 00:53, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
> The manual for `os.exit` states:
>   If the optional second argument close is true, closes the Lua state before
>   exiting.
> 1. Why would one want to do this?
To ensure all resources are cleaned up correctly.
This may mean cleaning closing connections to servers, etc.

> 2. Why would one not want to to do this every time?
If you know there are no resources to be cleaned up and want to exit fast.