What is Lua Easy Mock

LeMock (Lua Easy Mock) is a mock creation module intended for use together with a unit test framework such as lunit or lunity. It is inspired by EasyMock (for Java), and strives to be easy to use.


LeMock is hosted at LuaForge at


Copy the file build/lemock.lua to a Lua search path directory. This is usually something like /usr/share/lua/5.1/ or /usr/local/lib/lua/5.1/. You can type print(package.path) at the Lua prompt to see what search path your Lua installation is using.

Documentation in HTML format is available in build/htdocs/.


LeMock is licensed under the MIT license, which is the same license that Lua uses. See COPYRIGHT for full terms.

User Documentation

See the user guide.


LeMock is implemented in Lua 5.1, but its source code is written as literate documents, and uses the tool noweb to tangle the .lua files. The distributed source archive includes all the tangled files, to avoid depending on noweb for installation. See DEVEL for information about how the source code is organized, and what tools are needed for the build process.