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On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 1:33 AM, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
> Maybe an even better solution would thus be to omit the current directory
> altogether from the default path.

That could be more correct.  Some programs like LuaRocks do things
like `local lfs_ok, lfs = pcall(require, "lfs")` to test whether a
module exists and conditionally use it [1].  If luafilesystem is not
installed and there happens to be a file named "lfs.lua" in the
current directory (even if it's intended to map to another module name
like ""), then LuaRocks fails:

  $ touch lfs.lua
  $ luarocks
  /usr/bin/lua: <...>/luarocks/fs/lua.lua:161: attempt to index
upvalue 'lfs' (a boolean value)