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> Maybe I missed something, but if the choice is between switching on a
> compatibility flag that makes the new 'in ... do ... end' construct pretty
> unusable (see Mike's example) or switching it off and make all old code
> using 'module()' unusable... I'd prefer having no compatiblity flag at all,

I second this.

Actually, I'd, personally, prefer compatibility flags to be off by
default. LUA_COMPAT_VARARG, enabled by default bites me often.

> and maybe call it 6.0 instead of 5.2.

I'm not sure this is necessary. Changes I've heard of are, IMHO, still
in range (on Lua scale) for minor version increment.