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>One of the things I like about Awk is that
>all functions are compiled before interpretation
>starts. This means that the textual order of
>function definitions does not matter.
>Now that Lua is to be lexically scoped, has anybody
>considered the feasibility of adopting this strategy?

Lua *used* to be like that, in the early days, before it had anonymous
functions. Now, *all* functions in Lua are anonymous: "function f...end" is
simply sugar for "f=function...end". In other words, functions definitions
are not special constructs, simply assigments. So, what you propose is no longer