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Could you give instructions on how to reproduce the error?  If people can reproduce it then it will increase the likelihood that it will be solved.

On Thu, Dec 1, 2022 at 2:43 PM Aleksandr Zenkov <> wrote:

I currently run a project called Verlihub, it's a C++ server application
for Linux. It includes a plugin that allows to load and run Lua scripts
with registered callbacks and helper functions at runtime (

Sadly I have no idea what I have missed between Lua versions 5.4.2 and
5.4.3+, that makes my C++ code to always fail in "PANIC: unprotected
error in call to Lua API (attempt to call a nil value)" error and crash
the application. The only thing I could dig up is this comment ( ). I could find
similar case in this issue ( ), but I don't really
understand what the actual problem is.

It seems that you made a great change to the Lua API, which barely few
people are affected by. I should say that I'm one of those people, and I
have absolutely no idea what has gone wrong either on my side, or on
your side. I have been fighting this issue for over a year since Lu
5.4.3 was released, but without success. I should mention that this C++
code has been running smooth since Lua release 5.0 in 2003, the only
thing I had to adopt since then was the "LUA_GLOBALSINDEX" that
disappeared in Lua 5.2.

Please suggest me what is wrong with this code, because I'm really not
able to find the issue myself. Google doesn't produce many results on
this issue, I guess because this is too recent issue.