[elinks-users] garbled error messages

Jonas Fonseca fonseca at diku.dk
Sat May 7 04:58:50 PDT 2005

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Jon Shapcott <eden at xibalba.demon.co.uk> wrote Sat, May 07, 2005:
> On Fri, May 06, 2005 at 09:15:13PM +0200, Jonas Fonseca wrote:
> > Jon Shapcott <eden at xibalba.demon.co.uk> wrote Fri, May 06, 2005:
> > > Thanks a lot for the help. I should return the favour, and maybe hack some
> > > on the unstable version. Both core.c and hooks.c get quite a lot shorter
> > > when you turn the cut'n'paste into functions, a drop some of the arcane
> > > passing of the global lua_State in and out of dialog events.
> > 
> > Don't mind if you do. ;)
> It also means sorting out some of the stuff in the lua configuration files.
> So the whole job could take a while. I shall write some tests too.

Then you should probably discuss your ideas with Miciah, since he has
been taking care of the Lua code lately.

> > > Now to get those function references into the lua 5 api ...
> > 
> > Huh?
> l_bind_key and a couple of the dialogs take references to functions, and use
> those references to push the appropriate function onto the top of the Lua
> stack (you know this, I'm sure). Lua 5 provides some compatability macros
> for the Lua 4 lua_ref(), lua_getref() and lua_unref() functions. These have
> become luaL_ref(), lua_rawgeti() and luaL_unref() respectively in Lua 5. It
> all looks straightforward, but I got distracted by broken dialogs before
> doing it.
> Those luaL_foo() functions are another reason why lauxlib.h is required.
> I've noticed this demand in the 0.11 CVS version of the Lua scripting
> module. core.h still uses the HAVE_LUAXLIB_H to provide the prototypes for
> lua_ref() and lua_unref(), which is best solved by using the new Lua
> reference interface.
> I'll download the CVS and start on those after I've tested it on the 0.10.5
> version I'm using.

Jonas Fonseca

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