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Francisco Olarte <> wrote:
> Did not you notice io.write is not necessarily the same as file.write?

As Petri said, maybe we just all talking in parallel lines without

To answer your question, I sort of did and sort of didn’t notice that.

Petri was imagining a world where Lua was different than it is.
I piggy-backed on that, and because I was thinking of code where I rely on
my own wrapper methods for file-writing, I said “I do that all the time.”

I really do write code like that all the time, but not in plain Lua, as
Dirk reminded me.


We have not been faced with the need to satisfy someone else's
requirements, and for this freedom we are grateful.
    Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, The UNIX Time-Sharing System