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- Subject: RE: Top-level source file name for a package: "?.lua", "?/?.lua", or "?/init.lua"?
- From: "Jerome Vuarand" <jerome.vuarand@...>
- Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 15:59:25 -0500
Andre Carregal wrote:
> In fact, if there is one thing I'd like to see in Lua 5.2 that would
> be a better way to handle the module finding part of require(). Tools
> that want to intercept require() calls have to repeat a lot of work
> today and any improvements on this front would be welcome.
What kind of require() interception does require so much code ? Can you
give us an example of 'interceptor' code you would like to be able to
write in an hypothetically ideal module system ?
You can find an example of a module loader that reimplements the normal
Lua modules loader in pure Lua on the wiki . It's just 22 lines long
(is that a lot ?). Rewriting require in pure Lua to better suit your
needs wouldn't be more complicated.