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- Subject: Re: Unique directions for Lua?
- From: Roberto Ierusalimschy <rieru@<a href="/cgi-bin/echo.cgi?delirius.cs.uiuc.edu">...</a>>
- Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 15:25:11 -0600 (CST)
On Wed, 6 Feb 2002 email@example.com wrote:
> >From the About page:
> "Lua is a powerful light-weight programming language designed for
> extending applications."
And then goes: "Lua is also frequently used as a general-purpose,
> 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 mostly agree. But loadlib is different: it is very small, and it gives
a big help in the distribution of separate downloads (because then you
do not need to recompile Lua to install these 3rd party libraries).