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On 23 February 2012 21:28, Roberto Ierusalimschy <> wrote:
> In 5.2, the function package.loadlib has an aditional parameter that
> corresponds to this GLOBAL option. 'require' still links modules with
> private names. If you want to link a C library to use its functions
> directly from another C library, then you should load the library using
> package;loadlib plus that option (instead of using require).

Can a library once opened with standard 'require' be "re-opened" with
the GLOBAL option? Or does the library need to be opened with
package.loadlib and '*' before other modules depending on it can be