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- Subject: Re: Project lead nominations for standard libraries?
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2011 16:01:28 +0200
On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 7:21 PM, Mark Hamburg <email@example.com> wrote:
common "issues". So, for example, if the array API that I outlined
earlier were available on a general basis and likely to be present in
all but the smallest Lua distributions, then when people complain that
#t doesn't work if you have holes, the answer would be: "Use array. It
Yes, right tool for the job, and less pressure on the core - the Lua
table structure is probably close to optimal by now.
In fact, such an array module would be a good candidate for Penlight,
but not in any exclusive sense - it would remain directly usable on
its own. One of the criticisms of Penlight is that there's too much
inter-module coupling, which in future I will try to avoid.