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A random collection of core and utility level Lua libraries
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Lua-Núcleo – A random collection of core and utility level Lua libraries

See the copyright information in the file named COPYRIGHT.


Lua-Núcleo itself does not have external dependencies except for Lua 5.1 itself.

The tests are dependent on luafilesystem and lua-aplicado:

sudo luarocks install luafilesystem
sudo luarocks install lua-aplicado

List of cases will not be updated without luafilesystem, but you should be able to run tests themselves. Low-level tests can't be executed without lua-aplicado.


If you're in a require-friendly environment, you may install lua-nucleo from luarocks (

luarocks install lua-nucleo

Or, if you want to get the most current code, use rocks-cvs version:

luarocks install \
    lua-nucleo \

Otherwise just copy lua-nucleo directory whereever is comfortable.

Initialization with require()

To use lua-nucleo in require-friendly environment, do as follows:

require 'lua-nucleo'

This assumes that lua-nucleo directory is somewhere in the package.path

Note that it will enable the strict mode (aka the Global Environment Protection)

If you definitely want to use lua-nucleo without strict mode, please use instead:

    require 'lua-nucleo.import'

For all other lua-nucleo files with and without strict mode, use import().

Note that if you want to keep using require(), you may replace in your code

local foo, bar = import 'lua-nucleo/baz/quo.lua' { 'foo', 'bar' }


local quo = require 'lua-nucleo.baz.quo'
local foo, bar =,

Initialization without require()

Set CODE_ROOT Lua variable to path to lua-nucleo directory.


After that use import().


Sorry, the documentation for the project is not available at this point. Read the source and tests.


See file named TODO.


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