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> Not long ago I've read a post on this list (debian package thread)
> stating that it's not encouraged to dinamically link against a Lua
> shared lib on the target system. Been that both against our policy and
> common practice I wonder which are the underlying reasons.

That was probably me. I meant that we do not encourage building lua (the
interpreter) using Lua (the library) as a dynamic library. We encourage
building lua (the interpreter) statically and exporting the Lua API so
it is easier to load dynamic Lua libraries. The lua interpreter is special
in the sense that it is a tool to extend Lua with user-supplied libraries.
I did not mean to say that using Lua (the library) as a dynamic library in
other applications is a bad thing.