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On Tue, Apr 02, 2002 at 07:14:35AM -0300, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo wrote:
> >How do I retreive a persistent reference to the second, the function?
> 
> Do you really need a persistent form? I mean, to store in a file and load
> later? If so, you can try ldumplib.c, available in the work version.
> 
> If you only need a reference that lives during the lifetime of your program,
> then you can use references (there's an API for it: lua_ref, lua_getref,
> lua_unref).

Also, if the weak refs aren't good enough, you can always create a table to
stuff temp functions into. that's what I tend to do if I need to accept a
function on one call, and then use it later.

Of course, you can only use it when Lua would let you anyway, but then
again, you'd expect that, right?

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