Type Table
Library package.*
Revision 2017.3075
Keywords package
See also require()


A table used by require() to control how to load modules.

Each entry in this table is a searcher function. When looking for a module, require() calls each of these searchers in ascending order, with the module name (the argument given to require()) as its sole parameter. The function may return another function (the module loader) or a string explaining why it did not find that module (or nil if it has nothing to say).

When running in the Simulator, the searcher looks for Lua files that can serve as Lua libraries. As long as these files are in the same directory as your main.lua file, they will be packaged for you during device builds.