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steve donovan wrote:
On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 5:43 AM, Mark Hamburg wrote:
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But overall, I like the notion of trying to hone in on a standard library for Lua. Before diving too deep, however, it's probably worth establishing both process and goals.

One of the goals would be to provide a well-written and documented
core of functions which fulfill the common needs of Lua programmers.

The current process is asking people their opinion on this list ;)

Making a library is a small-group job, but that group has to have
buy-in, and some means to solicit contributions and feedback

Yeah, this needs some organization and some ruthless leadership.

Core libraries must be assimilated, reside on one SCM, and the interfaces modified and agreed upon. Eliminate the risk of authors disappearing and offer assurance of reliability and stability.

If upstream authors balk, the libraries should be rewritten or forked. So, this might or might not make upstream authors happy -- they might not be happy at losing control or they might be happy at not having to maintain something anymore. Other libraries that end up duplicated, the stand-alone one can be for more specialized applications. I guess there will be lots of API disputes.

No pleasing everyone on this. If we want to create a de facto core set of libraries, the team should steamroll over everyone who says no. :-)

Kein-Hong Man (esq.)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia