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package.preload

Summary

A table of special function loaders

Prototype

package.preload


Description

A table of functions that can be used as loaders. If you want to make a special loader for your package you can insert it into the package.preload table. For example:


package.preload ["foo"] = function () print "loading foo" end
require "foo"  --> loading foo


In this example, when we required the package foo, the function was called.


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.loaders - Table of package loaders
package.loadlib - Loads a dynamic link library (DLL)
package.path - Search path used for loading Lua code using the "require" function
package.seeall - Sets a metatable for the module so it can see global variables

Topics

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
Scripting callbacks - plugins

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