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Thanks. The "const" is part of a class definition. I left
that bit out for simplification, but the distinction may be
important. Can I still access the value through _G[] ?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ketmar Dark" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 8:18 AM
Subject: Re: Translate String of Variable Name into Variable

On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 07:02:49 -0700 (PDT) wrote:

>  const foo = 4
>  compare_label("foo",4)
> is true.
> TIA for help. I'm missing something obvious, aren't I?

there are no "consts" in Lua, but you can emulate constants
with proxy
tables. and you can do something like:

function CompareVar (varname, value)
  return _G[varname] == value;

this is identical to simple "varname == value" construction.