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Hi Sean
Your example worked pretty good.

I have some more doubt. If I want to avoid function stuff, just execute chunk, and get the result in C code, how best I can do it.

Wrote below code, and working ok, please let me know if there is a better way to do it.

And my MAJOR worry is this way am I bringing up any issue in stack (in C or in Lua) content, how do I make sure I am not messing up with stack content.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <lua5.2/lua.h>
#include <lua5.2/lualib.h>
#include <lua5.2/lauxlib.h>

const char *c_function = "local a=5 local b=10 local c=a+b return c";

int main(void)
  lua_State *L;
  int        r;

  L = (lua_State *) luaL_newstate();
  luaL_openlibs(L); /* open all built-in Lua libraries */
  r = luaL_checkinteger(L, -1);
  printf("\nResult = %d",r);
  return EXIT_SUCCESS;

On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 9:12 AM, Sean Conner <> wrote:
It was thus said that the Great Austin Einter once stated:
> Hi
> Thanks a lot. Referring your links I could do a small test program. However
> I am not able to get the output of lua function in C code. Here is my
> example code. Please let me know, how to collect the lua function output in
> C code.  After I call lua_loadstring, I want to print function output in
> Code.., please let me know how to do it...

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <lua.h>
#include <lualib.h>
#include <lualib.h>

const char *c_function = "function fact(n) if n == 0 then return 1 else return n * fact(n-1) end end"

int main(void)
  lua_State *L;
  int        r;

  L = luaL_newstate();
  luaL_openlibs(L); /* open all built-in Lua libraries */

  ; the following two lines are basically luaL_dostring().  The first line
  ; compiles the given Lua code into Lua bytecode and returns the result on
  ; the Lua stack (not to be confused with the C stack---they are
  ; different).  For the example above, the resulting code needs to be
  ; executed to defien the fact() function.  Since luaL_loadstring() returns
  ; the compiled code on the Lua stack, we can simply call lua_pcall() to
  ; execute it.
  ; You might think that the function fact() will be defined at this point,
  ; but no, all that's been done by luaL_loadstring() is to generate the
  ; code that will define the fact() function.


  ; now that we have fact() defined, we can now call it.  This just follows
  ; the example given for the description of lua_call() in the manual.

  lua_getglobal(L,"fact");      /* this is our function, defined globally */
  lua_pushinteger(L,4);         /* this call fact(4)                    */
  lua_call(L,1,1);              /* call fact, with one argument, and expect one result */

  r = luaL_checkinteger(L,-1);  /* the top of the Lua stack should contain our result */
  printf("Factorial: %d",r);

  return EXIT_SUCCESS;