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- Subject: Re: Can a Lua module find out whether it is being required or dofiled?
- From: Jerome Vuarand <jerome.vuarand@...>
- Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 16:06:23 +0100
2015-09-23 15:15 GMT+01:00 Dirk Laurie <email@example.com>:
> I have never understood what the manual means by "loader".
> Is "mymod.lua" a loader for the module "mymod"?
Yeah, in a sense. The loader (as defined in the require protocol) is a
function, so the loader in your example is the function returned by
loadfile("mymod.lua"), not the file itself (though whether these two
things are distinct is a matter of point of view).