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On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 3:09 AM, Aladdin Lampé <> wrote:
> Hi!
> In some C source interfacing with Lua I found lots of:
> lua_checkstack(L, nb);
> with no return value check. Is it of any use or can I either
> - remove them?
> - use luaL_checkstack(L, nb, "out of memory"); instead?
> What would you recommend? Is it really necessary to check the stack each time you push something to it or will the VM raise the "out of memory" error anyway?
> Thank you!
> Aladdin

You should check the return value. Not doing so can lead to you
pushing items over the stack top causing a segmentation fault.
luaL_checkstack is the best option IME.


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