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Hello list

The in-do-end construct in Lua 5.2 compelled me to subscribe to the
list (rather than simply
browsing through the recent archives). Maybe this post should have
gone to a pre-existing
thread, in that case, please apologize the noise.

When I first read about "in <table> do <statement>+ end" my mental
picture of it was "any
variable reference in a function call inside <statement>+ that cannot
be resolved locally will
be looked up on <table>". A simple test and subsequent reading proved me wrong.

(1) As thay stand, what are the advantages of lexically environments
over closures or
 __call'able tables?

(2) Wouldn't my interpretation up there cover both the sandboxing and
dynamic variable use
cases of [gs]etfenv more elegantly than a pair "loadin"/"callin" (or
"envcall" as that hypothetical
second function was called before on this list)?