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On Sat, Sep 03, 2005 at 11:21:38PM +0100, Lisa Parratt wrote:
> versions of the interpreter seems very high. It strikes me that a  
> natural consequence of this is that people will keep their own  
> private patched forks of Lua with their own patches, rather than  
> incur the cost of upgrading to the current trunk, leading to  
> fragmentation and severely reduced reusability of script code.

It seems like doing this--integrating Lua into your code rather than
using it as a library, and modifying the core, interpreter, etc. to
fit your needs--is actually an encouraged approach to using Lua, and
I have an aversion to that for the same reasons.

Glenn Maynard