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Lua

package lua

Available on lua

These are all global static methods within Lua.

Static variables

static _VERSION:String

A global variable that holds a string containing the current interpreter version.

static arg:Table<Int, String>

Static methods

static assert<T> (v:T, ?message:String):T

Issues an error when the value of its argument v is false (i.e., null or false) otherwise, returns all its arguments. message is an error message. when absent, it defaults to "assertion failed!"

static collectgarbage (opt:CollectGarbageOption, ?arg:Int):Int

This function is a generic interface to the garbage collector. It performs different functions according to its first argument.

static dofile (filename:String):Void

Loads and runs the given file.

static error (message:String, ?level:Int):Void

Generates a Lua error. The error message (which can actually be a Lua value of any type) must be on the stack top. This function does a long jump, and therefore never returns.

static getmetatable (tbl:Table<Dynamic, Dynamic>):Table<Dynamic, Dynamic>

Pushes onto the stack the metatable in the registry.

static ipairs<T> (t:Table<Int, T>):PairsResult<Int, T>

static load (code:EitherType<String, Void ‑> String>):LoadResult

Loads the chunk from given string.

static loadfile (filename:String):LoadResult

Loads the chunk from file filename or from the standard input if no filename is given.

static next<K, V> (k:Table<K, V>, ?i:V ):NextResult<K, V>

Allows a program to traverse all fields of a table. Its first argument is a table and its second argument is an index in this table. next returns the next index of the table and its associated value. When i is null, next returns an initial index and its associated value. When called with the last index, or with null in an empty table, next returns null. In particular, you can use next(t) to check whether a table is empty.

The order in which the indices are enumerated is not specified, even for numeric indices. (To traverse a table in numeric order, use a numerical for or the ipairs function).

The behavior of next is undefined if, during the traversal, any value to a non-existent field in the table is assigned. Existing fields may however be modified. In particular, existing fields may be cleared.

static pairs<K, V> (t:Table<K, V>):PairsResult<K, V>

static pcall (f:Function, rest:Rest<Dynamic>):PCallResult

Calls a function in protected mode.

static print (v:Rest<Dynamic>):Void

Receives any number of arguments, and prints their values to stdout, using the tostring function to convert them to strings. print is not intended for formatted output, but only as a quick way to show a value, typically for debugging.

For complete control of how numbers are converted, use NativeStringTools.format.

static rawequal (v1:Dynamic, v2:Dynamic):Bool

Returns true if the two values in acceptable indices v1 and v2 are primitively equal (that is, without calling metamethods). Otherwise returns false. Also returns false if any of the indices are non valid.

static rawget<K, V> (t:Table<K, V>, k:K ):V

Gets the real value of table[index], without invoking any metamethod.

static rawset<K, V> (t:Table<K, V>, k:K, v:V ):Void

Sets the real value of table[index] to value, without invoking any metamethod.

static require (module:String):Dynamic

static select (n:Dynamic, rest:Rest<Dynamic>):Dynamic

If n is a number, returns all arguments after argument number n. Otherwise, n must be the string "#", and select returns the total number of extra arguments it received.

static setfenv (i:Int, tbl:Table<Dynamic, Dynamic>):Void

Pops a table from the stack and sets it as the new environment for the value at the given index. If the value at the given index is neither a function nor a thread nor a userdata, lua_setfenv returns 0. Otherwise it returns 1.

static setmetatable (tbl:Table<Dynamic, Dynamic>, mtbl:Table<Dynamic, Dynamic>):Void

Pops a table from the stack and sets it as the new metatable for the value at the given acceptable index.

static tonumber (str:String, ?base:Int):Int

Converts the Lua value at the given acceptable base to Int. The Lua value must be a number or a string convertible to a number, otherwise tonumber returns 0.

static tostring (v:Dynamic):String

Receives an argument of any type and converts it to a string in a reasonable format.

For complete control of how numbers are converted, useNativeStringTools.format.

static type (v:Dynamic):String

Returns the Lua type of its only argument as a string. The possible results of this function are:

  • "nil" (a string, not the Lua value nil),
  • "number"
  • "string"
  • "boolean"
  • "table"
  • "function"
  • "thread"
  • "userdata"

static xpcall (f:Function, msgh:Function, rest:Rest<Dynamic>):PCallResult

This function is similar to pcall, except that you can set a new error handler.

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