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On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 3:08 PM, Leo Razoumov <> wrote:
> Calling loadstring 'return x + y' hurts performance especially if used
> multiple times. For me Lua's getfenv/setfenv was a killer feature very
> useful in multiple passes over the same dataset in statistical data
> analysis.

Well, exactly. We always tell newbies to cache the result of compiling

We are ending up with a catalogue of useful/essential things that
cannot not be done without setfenv.

(BTW, a safer 5.2 idom is:

local loadstring = loadstring
in {x = 1, y = 10} do fn = loadstring 'return x + y' end

Given that loadstring is potentially a nasty function in a sandbox)

steve d.