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On Sat, 25 Jul 2009 09:30:50 +0100
Lawrie Nichols <> wrote:

> I need to be able to load an existing lua C module from within a new C 
> module (from within it's luaopen_xxx function). The obvious parallel is 
> doing a 'require' in a lua script, but there doesn't (as far as I can 
> find) appear to be an equivelent C API.

> I guess I could just do a lua_dostring(L,"require 'mymodule'"), but that 
> doesn't smell quite right.

I'm using

lua_getglobal(L, "require");
lua_pushliteral(L, "mymodule");
lua_call(L, 1, 1);

which seemed like the direct equivalent to me.

- Timm

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