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On 7/10/07, steve donovan <> wrote:
I'm writing a Lua extension which exports popen (a proper one that
works properly on Windows).

Have you looked at ?  It
provides the functions io.pipe() and os.spawn() which allows one to build
a popen function.  There is an example of popen() given on the page too.

Any extensions out there that create Lua files? I know that liolib
defines a special environment, but that seems basically for private
static variables?

Yes, you can look at the code for ex to see how I accomplished this.
Note the implementation is for Lua 5.1, not Lua 5.0.