Note: This is taken from the Chicken Wiki, where a more recent version could be available.
This extension embeds the Lua interpreter into a CHICKEN extension.
Source code for the Lua VM is included (version 5.1).
Creates and returns a fresh Lua execution context containing all base libraries.
[procedure] (lua-close STATE)
Closes a Lua execution context and performs all necessary cleanup. The effect of using Lua data from the closed context is undefined.
[procedure] (lua-run-string STATE STRING [NAME])
Executes the Lua statements in STRING and returns its result(s). The optional argument NAME can be given to identify the source of the Lua code (used in error messages).
[procedure] (lua-run-file STATE PATHNAME)
Executes the statements in the file designated by PATHNAME and returns any result(s).
[procedure] (lua-eval STATE STRING)
Evaluates the Lua expression in STRING and returns any result(s).
[procedure] (lua-call LUAFUNCTION ARG ...)
Calls the Lua function LUAFUNCTION which must have been obtained through evaluation of Lua code with the given arguments.
[procedure] (lua-function? X)
Returns #t if X is a Lua function or #f otherwise.
[procedure] (lua-state? X)
Returns #t if X is a Lua execution context (as returned by lua-open) or #f otherwise.
[procedure] (lua-thread? X)
Returns #t if X is a Lua thread or #f otherwise.
[procedure] (lua-table? X)
Returns #t if X is a Lua table or #f otherwise.
[procedure] (lua-userdata? X)
Returns #t if X is a Lua userdata object or #f otherwise.
[procedure] (lua-global-ref STATE STRING) [setter procedure] (set! (lua-global-ref STATE STRING) X)
Gets or sets the global variable named by STRING in the given Lua execution context.
[procedure] (lua-table-ref TABLE KEY) [setter procedure] (set! (lua-table-ref TABLE KEY) X)
Gets or sets the table element in TABLE indexed by the Lua value KEY.
userdata record (opaque)
thread record (opaque)
string or symbol
string (holding a single character)
can not be passed as argument
vector or a-list
PUC-Rio, packaged as egg by felix winkelmann
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