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On Feb 18, 2014, at 11:19 PM, Milind Gupta <> wrote:

> Hi,
>         I attempted at running multiple lua scripts from C. Pasted below is the code I have. The 2 lua scripts are in the strings prog1 and prog2 which are basically 2 unequal loops. I create threads and set hooks for the thread for a mask count of 4. I resume each alternately but I do not get the expected result at all. I never see an output from prog2 and prog1 i somehow becomes a decimal number. The output is as follows:
> And the program is as follows:
> int main(int argc, char* argv[ ])
> {
>     luaVM1 = lua_open();
>     luaVM2 = lua_open();
>     luaL_openlibs(luaVM1);
>     luaL_openlibs(luaVM2);
>     thread1 = lua_newthread(luaVM1);
>     thread2 = lua_newthread(luaVM2);

lua_open() (which is really just lua_newstate() under it’s old name) creates both an independent Lua state *and* it’s first thread. If you want coroutines *within* that state you should use lua_newthread() to create the additional threads. So call lua_newstate() once and lua_newthread() once.

lua_open()/lua_newstate() create brand-new, independent Lua states that do not share anything (not even globals or the GC state). lua_newthread() adds another thread to an existing Lua state in the same way lua_newtable() adds a new table.