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On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 4:32 AM, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
> 2017-09-06 10:26 GMT+02:00 Daurnimator <>:
>> At the moment, package.path and package.cpath are strings containing
>> semicolon separated lists.
>> I'd like to propose that they are transitioned to be sequences to
>> allow for easier programmatic manipulation.
>> The environment variables LUA_PATH, LUA_PATH_5_4, LUA_CPATH, etc
>> wouldn't change: they'd just need to be parsed when the package
>> library is loaded.
>> In the next release we can allow package.path and package.cpath to be
>> strings for compatibility.
>> However the construct `package.path = package.path ..
>> ";/my/path/?.lua" would break and need to be changed to
>> `table.insert(package.path, "/my/path/?.lua")`
>> If this breakage is too much, perhaps we could have three phases:
>>   - phase 1. we allow table form, but still use string form on lua
>> command line application load.
>>   - phase 2. we change the default to be table form; string form is deprecated
>>   - phase 3. we remove support for string form.
> local path = {}
> package.path:gsub("[^;]*,function(x) path[#path+1]=x end
> A breaking change to save having to code that? DMML

--you were missing a double quote and a parenthesis
local path = {}
package.path:gsub("[^;]*",function(x) path[#path+1]=x end)

for i,v in pairs(path) do

Thanks for this,