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- Subject: Re: [ANN] Lua 5.2.0 (work4) now available
- From: Jonathan Castello <twisolar@...>
- Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 14:27:58 -0700
On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 2:25 PM, Jonathan Castello <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 2:22 PM, Petite Abeille <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Which limits one to have a one-to-one representation between module and their physical incarnation. Which is not a step forward as one cannot define multiple modules in one file or a module across multiple files or in dynamically loaded chunks... or any combination of the above. Now instead one will have to mess with package.loaded directly on a case by case scenario, instead of letting module deal with it.
> I don't see what prevents you from using require("foo.bar") and
> require("foo.baz") for this purpose. And 5.2 will have a new package.*
> function that lets you locate the path to a named module, which is
> basically require() without actually reading in the file. So you could
> easily create multi-file modules using this.
Continuing: I'm also not sure why you'd want to define multiple
modules in one file, nor do I see how that was possible in any nice or
clear manner with module() anyways. And to load dynamically-loaded
chunks, you just use loadin() to load the chunk with a new _ENV.