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- Subject: Re: LuaThreads for Lua 5.1?
- From: Duck <duck@...>
- Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 11:22:18 +1000 (EST)
Every modern scripting language probably needs
'official' (if not 100% portable to ANSI C) support
for sockets and threads -- Lua nearly, but not actually,
I guess the 'needs' part has to do with the primary
purpose of said language.
I was thinking for what you might call marketing purposes to newcomers :-)
Lack of (optional) socket support might seem somewhat limiting.
Besides, what's wrong with LuaSocket?
I guess it fits the bill...but it's not something that you can download as
an official (if optional) part of Lua -- it's semi-official to the point
that it's mentioned in official Lua books, but not actually _official_.
Something equivalent to popen2() wouldn't half be nice, too, for platforms
which support it. I suppose I'm thinking here of Lua as a scripting
language (e.g. like gawk) not just an embedding language.