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Jonathan Goble <> wrote:
> I have always interpreted the manual's "convention" as referring
> specifically to global names (i.e. fields in _G), since Lua may use such
> names for its own purposes (e.g. _G and _VERSION). I've never interpreted
> it to mean that such names should be avoided even in module tables, since
> Lua itself doesn't use such names anywhere but _G.

That's what I've always thought too. But since the manual's advice has come
up a couple of times on this thread, I thought I would check what others

We have not been faced with the need to satisfy someone else's
requirements, and for this freedom we are grateful.
    Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, The UNIX Time-Sharing System