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- Subject: Re: co-routines [was Re: Unicode]
- From: Edgar Toernig <froese@...>
- Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2001 01:09:27 +0100
Jean-Claude Wippler wrote:
> After yesterday's "Son of Lua" post on lua-l, I am very concerned about
> the direction and future of Lua.
Don't bother about that. My post are ignored most of the time.
And the Lua developers are very resistant to new ideas. ;-)
> Having been
> involved in open source for some time now (much of my own work is public
> domain nowadays), I would like to contribute to Lua if possible, to help
> it evolve in issues which matter to me.
Lua is open source but closed development in its best. The good point
is, they do a pretty good job at it.
> As a smaller language, it seems that
> the risk of people taking it in different directions is more acute than
> with larger bodies of code. This would be very unfortunate, since it
> would prevent consolidation and growth of a common core and user base.
Sol is meant as an experimental platform. I mainly made it to show
how some ideas could be implemented and the effects of them. And I
hope that some of the ideas will flow back to Lua. (If not, I at least
have a neat little language to play with *g*)
> Before starting some serious work based on Lua, if have a few questions:
> - is there a page describing the short/mid-term plans with Lua?
Hmm... make it faster and stay compatible. ;)
> - do you accept patches with feature changes (if deemed useful)?
Of course you can sent patches (I would like to see more of them).
But don't expect any response. Wait a year and you'll see if it
has made into a new version.
> - is lua-l a suitable place to start feature/language discussions?
Discussions are very difficult if you get no response... I guess that
most subscribers are programmers but there have been not very much
discussions about new ideas and their implementation. Pretty strange.