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On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 6:42 AM, Asko Kauppi <> wrote:
> To me, this sounds like a thing LuaRocks should be inclined to take on.
> Actually, it might already do such; can we just throw .c to it and it will
> build things the "right" way?
> Any LuaRocks guru, please comment. :)

I'm not guru, but luarocks can indeed be used to build lua extensions
the right way on supported platforms when using the "builtin" build
type in your rockspec. See 'Creating a rock'[1] on the luarocks wiki
for an example. You may also be interested in 'recommended practices
for Makefiles'[2], also on the luarocks wiki. I use this build type
for my projects[3], so users won't need to edit a Makefile with the
right linker options, lua paths etc if they have luarocks installed.