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12-12-13, 06:42 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
local _G, name, realm = _G -- the _G assignment is often frowned upon or looked at as redundant
name, realm = _G.UnitName(...)

Yes, the _G upvalue there is redundant and useless clutter, unless you are looking up globals you are constructing dynamically (eg _G["PartyFrame"..i.."HealthBar"]). In your example, you would be better off just upvaluing UnitName directly, or not bothering to upvalue at all (unless you're running that code inside an OnUpdate script or CLEU handler or something similarly spammy).
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