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On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 8:03 AM, Alexander Gladysh <> wrote:
>> <...>
>> Also, we should officially discourage duplication of libraries. It's
>> confusing for the user. As an example, there were at least two signal
>> handler libraries written and distributed on luaforge (disclaimer: I
>> was one of those authors). This is necessary if we want to work with
>> LuaRocks; it makes no sense to have multiple libraries that do the
>> same thing (with some minor variations that could be concatenated into
>> a single library).
> I disagree.

I disagree too. I have been an active member of PEAR, the PHP
equivalent to CPAN, and the rule was to have only one package. It
leads to a lot of troubles. Developers could be encouraged to work
together to improve an existing package, but it shouldn't be

Bertrand Mansion