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Weird 'attempt to index' Lua Error

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I was working with Lua and suddenly encountered a weird error:

"attempt to index global 'table' (a nil value)"

which refers to: table.insert(object_table, Object:new{value = 5})


The code is the following:

object_table = {}

local Object = {}
Object.__index = Object

function Object:new(result)
    result = result    
    result.value = result
    setmetatable(result, self)
    self.__index = self
    return result

function Object:draw ()

table.insert(object_table, Object:new{value = 5})

This perfectly runs on LuaEdit or any other Lua compiler.

But once I run it, the I receive the named error.


All I actually look for is some confirmation that this code should work. If someone has an idea, I would be really thankful hearing it : )


Thanks for taking your time to read my thread.

Edited by Angelic Ice

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Are you running it in your own application that has Lua embedded by any chance? If so, are you being sure to call luaL_openlibs() to open the standard libraries?

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