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On 12/26/06, Ken Smith <> wrote:

I actually did try using lposix and lfs.  Ex looks similar enough that
I didn't bother with it as well.  Python was simpy the better tool for
the job.  It happened that I needed to compute SHA-1 sums and Python
had a module for it.  The Python implementation ended up being faster,
probably owing to os.walk() being faster than explicit iteration with
the methods provided by lposix and lfs.  The native SHA-1 support was
also certainly better than doing a popen to sha1sum.  Although I find
Lua to be a fantastic language, I must say that it has not usurped the
other tools in my toolkit just yet.

    That's why I push ex: Because a growing user base is the kind of
pressure that can make it get better and more comprehensive. Some
early courageous adopters are needed!