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- Subject: Re: Lua 5 DLL Names
- From: Philippe Lhoste <PhiLho@...>
- Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 11:19:29 +0200 (MEST)
> > What are the "official" names for DLLs for loadlib() modules to use?
> > I have seen some distributions/modules things "lua5.dll" and
> > and others "lua50dll.dll" (which seems somewhat redundant), and probably
> > other variants also.
> > Given that LuaCom uses "lua5.dll" and "lualib5.dll", can I assume that
> > are the 'official' names that thing should follow? I really think we
> > defined standard here, if there is to be any compatibility between
> FWIW, to add to the confusion, luacheia uses "liblua-5.dll" and
> "liblualib-5.dll" on Win32.
And in my distributions, I don't number the DLLs, letting the user keep them
as is (if he uses only one
version) or renumber them manually the way he wants.
I am not sure we need an "official" way of naming (even if it is welcome),
as the Lua authors may not
want to impose anything on this field, a bit far from the goal of language
But we sure need a de facto standard way of naming, issued from a consensus
from the distributors.
I propose Lua-5.0.dll and LuaLib-5.0.dll (case unimportant), following the
numbering scheme of most open
source projects. The multiple dots isn't a problem on Windows.
We must include the second level of numbering: Lua 3.2 was an important
We don't need a third level: Lua 4.0.1 was just a bug correction release,
changing nothing to the interface
or the language.
That was just my 2-euro-cents...
Philippe Lhoste (Paris -- France)
Professional programmer and amateur artist
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