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2015-09-23 15:15 GMT+01:00 Dirk Laurie <>:
> 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).