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Table of package loaders




This is a table of the loaders that Lua calls when handling the "require" function. As defined in the source code they are presently done in this order:

  • Preloader
  • Lua loader
  • DLL loader
  • All-in-one loader

You could conceivable alter the behaviour of the "require" function be re-odering the loaders (eg. load DLLs before Lua code), deleting a loader, or adding your own.

The existing loaders appear to push a string describing what files they failed to load (which you can see if you load a non-existant package), so any loaders you write yourself could return the loaded function on success, and an error string on failure.

See Also ...

Lua functions

package.config - Package configuration string
package.cpath - Search path used for loading DLLs using the "require" function
package.loaded - Table of loaded packages
package.loadlib - Loads a dynamic link library (DLL)
package.path - Search path used for loading Lua code using the "require" function
package.preload - A table of special function loaders
package.seeall - Sets a metatable for the module so it can see global variables


Lua base functions
Lua bc (big number) functions
Lua bit manipulation functions
Lua coroutine functions
Lua debug functions
Lua io functions
Lua LPEG library
Lua math functions
Lua os functions
Lua package functions
Lua PCRE regular expression functions
Lua script extensions
Lua string functions
Lua syntax
Lua table functions
Lua utilities
Scripting callbacks - plugins

(Help topic: lua=package.loaders)

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