Re: [code] Preventing editor crash on module init in windows

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:10:20 -0500 (EST)

Hi Simon,

On Tue, 16 Dec 2014, Simon Lundmark wrote:

> Hi,
> When I'm sitting and trying to develop a module for textadept I often run
> into the issue that even though I use:
> local success, arg = pcall( require(my_module_init_file) )
> if success then
> ...
> Even though I wrap the require in a pcall the editor hangs up (I guess the
> lua-state crashes). I have to fix the issue (by editing the file in another
> editor) and then restart the editor. Is there any way to avoid this
> behavior? It would be awesome if any such information would be presented in
> the documentation under "Scripting" since that has been my largest obstacle
> in adapting to this awesome editor so far.

You can create a shortcut to Textadept, right-click -> properties, and add
the following command line parameters such that the "Target" field reads:

   C:\textadept\textadept.exe -u c:/temp

This will tell Textadept to use a clean userhome that will not load your
bad module.


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Received on Tue 16 Dec 2014 - 09:10:20 EST

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