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- Subject: Re: Unique directions for Lua?
- From: "J. Perkins" <jason@<a href="/cgi-bin/echo.cgi?379.com">...</a>>
- Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2002 16:17:56 -0500
Lua should remain a versatile embedded language / vm and not be converted
into a bloated "we decide how you do everything" scripting environment.
Loadlib, the aux libs, iolib, 3rd party libraries in general.. all of these should be
placed outside the standard Lua distribution and supplied as separate downloads.
I sort of agree with what you're saying, sort of. The standard
libraries you refer to are placed in a separate directory and can be
removed from lua.c easily enough. Should lua.c be removed from the
"standard" distro as well?
You can make a case either way. I think it's awfully easy to remove
the stuff you don't want, though non-ANSI C stuff like the loadlib
extension should probably be kept separate.