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> Lua and Javascript are more similar to each other than they are to any
> other languages, despite their differences. Their similarities are:
> lexical closures, fairly conventional syntax, dynamic typing,
> prototype-based objects, designed for embedding in larger apps.

Yes ... and yet it's ending up in a wicked syntax that is only
distantly reminding me of Lua...

var foo = function (value) { return function() { return value; } }(somevalue);

instead of

local value = somevalue
foo = function () return value end