This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
It's a bit more than that. varStatus gives you access to a scoped variable whose type is javax.servlet.jsp.jstl.core.LoopTagStatus. If you look at this class API, you'll see that it allows you to get more information about the loop.