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That's... interesting, and it would certainly, work, but aren't files
basically functions once loaded up anyways? It seems a little
redundant to be wrapping the whole file in yet another function. Is
there a technical reason why require() can't be modified to pass
through extra arguments?


On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 5:13 PM, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo
<> wrote:
>> On a related note, is there any chance that Lua 5.2 will allow
>> require() to take additional parameters that will be passed to the
>> loaded chunk? That's the only reason I really need to use loadfile(),
>> to pass my own parameters. require() already passes the module name
> If write your Lua module like this:
>        return function (...)
>                ...
>        end
> Then you can require this module as
>        require("mymodule")(100,200,300)
> If all your modules are like that, then you can redefine require as:
>        do
>                local old_require=require
>                function require(name,...) return old_require(name)(...) end
>        end