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2017-03-01 1:18 GMT+02:00 Tim Hill <>:

> Very nice idea, and very clean, though I worry about the
> performance.

If performance is an issue, simply code the two loops every time.

      for k in next,tbl do
        for m in next,tbl,k do
          -- use k and m

If you must have an iterator factory, and wish to avoid a coroutine
(damn! I so seldom have good reason to use one, your problem
seemed to be a case in point), it is possible to do it all in a single
generic `for` by making your routine stateless. Exercise for the

keypairs = function(tbl)
  return function(tbl,k1,k2)
    -- no upvalues required
   return k1,k2