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RE: [WIP] MurgaLua Reference Tool - a little help?

When executing "murgaLua widget.lua" you have an offeset of +1

I had no idea. I thought arg[0] *always* returned the path to the script, but I guess if the script is called as an argument to the mugaLua command it would be arg[1]. Thanks for that info. I'll have to look into it further, because I really would like to keep it so it could be run from any directory without needing to manually edit the demo_appdir variable.

why not using #! is, when downloading and extracting to any directory, you have no execute rights for widget.lua.
This can be handled by an installer script only

This shouldn't be the case if its extracted with permissions intact. If your permissions are changed when extracting a file onto a POSIX system (linux/unix/osx), you can quickly fix it by chmodding the file +x for owner (you). All the other files included with the package do not need more than read permission.
I have a "keep it simple" mentality when it comes to distributing files. In other words, I see no reason for installer scripts for anything I make. They are simple tar.gz archives. On linux, the customs of using #!/path/to/interpreter and of making sure executable files are indeed set to be executable are widely practiced, and I have no desire to change that, since it works well.

The only thing I plan to change in this area is to hopefully make it so running the script itself and running it as an argument to the murgaLua command will result in the same behavior.

08-20-2007 10:31 AM
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[WIP] MurgaLua Reference Tool - mikshaw - 07-10-2007, 05:00 PM
RE: [WIP] MurgaLua Reference Tool - a little help? - mikshaw - 08-20-2007 10:31 AM

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