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Ha ha. My copy of PIL hasn't arrived yet so I didn't catch that when I looked online. 


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  Original Message  
From: Valentin
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2016 8:27 AM
To: Lua mailing list
Reply To: Lua mailing list
Subject: Re: Reading a conf file

Russell Haley wrote:
> Hi Valentin,
> I was unable to make this work at all. I kept getting "attempt to call
> a nil value (global 'loadstring')" which PIL online tells me is normal
> for a syntax error. 

Hi Russel,

I should have mentioned that my code was meant for Lua 5.1. In Lua 5.1.
it works perfectly with your sample conf file (an no, the extra ","
doesn't hurt and doesn't need to be removed).

For Lua 5.2 and Lua 5.3. you simply have to replace 'loadstring' with