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- Subject: Re: Separate groups of scripts
- From: Michal Kolodziejczyk <miko@...>
- Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 14:02:48 +0200
Shmuel Zeigerman wrote:
> There is a Lua program that allows users to add their scripts in such a
> way that them will be callable via the program's menu (or via hot keys).
> Every user usually organizes his scripts and modules in a separate
> subdirectory (subtree, in fact) of the main Lua program, and adds this
> subdirectory in front of package.path. This is not elegant, but
> moreover, is not safe, since different users may have identically named
> I thought of a solution, where the program assigns each user (that is,
> each group of scripts) a separate environment and calls those scripts
> within that environment. But AFAIK, there is no way to have a
> package.path per an environment, there is only one package.path.
> There is one simple solution: the program modifies package.path every
> time it is about to run a user script. But though it would work, it
> looks inelegant in comparison to imaginary "package.path per environment".
> Are there some other solutions?
There are similar problems in unix-based OSes, and are solved by
environment variables ($HOME, $PATH, etc).
So you can try something like this:
and ask every user to put their modules in their home directories, in
~/lua or /opt/common/lua/<username>.