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> So I started thinking about how to coax Lua into doing this _and_ allow 
> a Lua debugger to still work.

> It would be nice to feed this to Lua (or equivalent):
> #line 1 "fileA.lua"
> local MY_DEFINE = 5
> #line 2 "fileA.lua"
> local YOUR_DEFINE = 10
> #line 1 "fileB.lua"
> print(MY_DEFINE)
> #line 2 "fileB.lua"

> Are there any fancy techniques to pull this off?  Noticing the layout of 
> the Proto structure, I don't think there are.  It seems to have only one 
> filename per Proto.

That's the real problem. Line numbers are not hard. See