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- Subject: Re: Lua Rocks Package Management UI (Was. Path change to LUA_CPATH in Lua Binaries)
- From: Veli-Pekka Tätilä <vtatila@...>
- Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 19:57:22 +0300
steve donovan wrote:
Sorry for barging in like this, but but, how's the Lua rocks UI like? Is
there anything like PPM (Perl package manager) for it? I found ppm great as
a Windows user. I haven't used Lua Rocks before and it is not mentioned in
the PIL, so I'll be lazy and ask here rather than Google, <grin>.
On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 12:56 AM, David Manura <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I understand that this takes some functionality away
> Such as having multiple versions of modules installed simultaneously.
> (Perl CPAN has been limited in this way.)
Well, LfW should provide a simple sane environment for people who are
not necessarily rocket scientists ;) <snippage> Considering how successful
Perl CPAN has been, even with this limitation, not handling multiple
versions does not seem a show-stopper.
That is, this talk of CPAN reminded me of PPM in ActiveState Perl. I
*really* liked the 3.x release in terms of its interactive command-line
interface. Very friendly, easy and discoverable to use, totally accessible
and reasonably powerful, too. Reminds me more of an SQL console than a
Unix:ish traditional CLI app, which I personally find a good thing. I even
found ppm easier to pick up than apt-get, for example. PPM 4 removed the
interactive option and went with a GUI that's not screen reader accessible.
The only two shortcomings in PPM I could think of were inability to remove
libraries that installed as dependencies but on which nothing no longer
depends. and redundantly keeping copies of modules in site/lib that you
already had in lib. Hope Lua Rocks can deal with the equivalent situations.
If you haven't used ppm for one reason or another but would like a brief
description of the usage and output of a sample session, my Perl tutorial
has a passage about that. A direct link (warning very large page):
Then search for PPM.
With kind regards Veli-Pekka Tätilä
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