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On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 10:41 AM, Jay Carlson <> wrote:
> On May 31, 2013, at 10:07 AM, Owen Shepherd wrote:
>> Leo Razoumov wrote:
>>> Isn't  require supposed to set  package.loaded[modname]  to some true
>>> value*before*  it executes the module chunk to prevent a possibility
>>> of an infinite recursion?
> There is no appropriate value for package.loaded to be set to until the package code has finished executing. If require set it to some placeholder
> value, it would just cause errors in other portions of the application.

Yes, it is a touch cookie. But one cannot ignore a possibility that
A->B->C->A  and here is a cycle. At least a loader should be able to
identify a cycle and report back an informative message rather than
"recursion depth exceeded".