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Um... Lua 4.1 Alpha is already out.  See


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt Holmes [] 
> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 2:36 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: lua 4.1 Alpha
> Is there any concrete release date on 4.1 Alpha yet? I am 
> writing an IDE, and I could really use some of the 
> functionality in 4.1 alpha (namely lua_loadbuffer). I need to 
> be able to check to make sure that the code in a Lua file 
> "compiles" so to speak, without actually running it.
> I know that at one point someone on the list suggested just 
> wrapping the block in a function, like:
> function CheckSyntax()
> <huge block of Lua code from a file>
> end
> then using lua_dostring() on that string, but it seems that 
> Lua still executes the buffer (which makes very little since, 
> unless Lua automatically executes the first function it finds 
> if no code is found in the global chunk?).
> Any help with this would be greatly appreciated :)
> Matt "Kerion" Holmes
> Lead Developer
> Lua Studio - The Lua IDE