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Roberto Ierusalimschy <> writes:
> Maybe a (partial?) solution to the implicit global problem would be to
> follow the style of strict.lua, but at compile time. There would be
> only one rule:

Yes, I think that would be a good change (and _much_ better than all
this "implicit local" silliness)....

> To use a global inside a function, you may need to "declare" it. If the
> global belongs to the chunk, a simple "name = nil" in the global level
> will do.  Otherwise you may use something like "name = name". It is
> strange, but it is (or should be) uncommon for a function to mess with
> globals declared elsewhere.

Personally I'd favor a real declaration syntax of some sort
(e.g. "global VAR"), but I guess you're loathe to add a new keyword...

Heh, how about:

   not local VAR

... doesn't add any new keywords... :-)


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