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On 1 December 2011 01:00, Greg Underwood
<> wrote:
> Forgive me if this has been discussed already, but I can’t find it after
> spending some time searching the archives.  If it has and you have a link,
> please just send me there!  :D

Obviously your problem is rather technical and your explanation long
and naturally hard to follow which is probably why no-one has
responded yet. But I'm going to make a start:

    method_name    = lua_tostring(lua_state, 2);

If you say that this is returning garbage because the string that
should be at index 2 has been collected by the garbage collector, this
is (hopefully) incorrect. Either there is a Lua value of type string
(or number) at index 2, in which case Lua will give you a pointer to
that string, or there is not, when Lua will return NULL. It never
returns a pointer to garbage.

One way to end up with garbage would be to store the pointer in C
after the string has been removed from the stack (then the garbage
collector may indeed remove it).

Good luck,