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* Rob Kendrick:

> On Sat, Sep 04, 2010 at 10:54:59PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> It could be argued that tostring is lossy for tables, so it can be
>> lossy for numbers, too.
> Surely converting a floating point number to a string like this is
> never not going to be lossy?

The default conversion in Lua (that is, tostring) is lossy,