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On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 12:07 AM, Philipp Janda <> wrote:

> Lua has an io library (which usually is bundled with the Lua API and thus linked to the same runtime), and some popular third-party modules (e.g. luaposix and luafilesystem) can work with Lua file handles.

Technically, it is those libraries, not Lua, which are responsible for this. Practically, the difference is slim. I think there is enough rationale in this thread to conclude that mixing runtimes is a very bad idea.