It was thus said that the Great Jonathan Goble once stated:
> There are definitely some things in the C API that could be named better,
> agreed. This is a prime example. luaL_setmetatable is rarely used though, I
> would guess, as for its intended purpose, luaL_newmetatable is usually
I'm not following your logic here. luaL_newmetatable() will register the
table on the top of the Lua stack in the Lua registry with the given name.
luaL_setmetatable() will retrieve this table from the registry and assign it
to the object at the top of the Lua stack.
Sigh. My brain is a bit fried from school assignments and a cold that set in a couple of days ago, so I'm not totally thinking straight. Thanks for the correction (it's been some time since I used these functions).