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- Subject: Re: Embed extra search paths into Lua build?
- From: Sean Conner <sean@...>
- Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2015 14:11:50 -0400
It was thus said that the Great Christopher Tallman once stated:
> Is there an easy way to build Lua with additional package search
> paths? I searched and didn't see any compile-time way to add in extra
> paths to the defaults apart from explicitly editing luaconf.h.
> Ideally, I would be able to add in a preprocessor definition like
> -DLUA_PATH_EXTRA="./modules/?.lua" when compiling and wouldn't have to
> change the actual source (so we can keep the same build process for
> subsequent versions).
> Is something like this already provided? Am I stuck with changing
> LUA_PATH_DEFAULT and LUA_CPATH_DEFAULT in luaconf.h?
There are the environment variables LUA_PATH and LUA_CPATH that can be
used to modify the search paths.