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On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 5:05 PM, David Favro <> wrote:
> What a pity.  I've found and already fixed a bug in 5.2 alpha, but I'm not
> inclined to send it upstream to people who've no interest in my
> contribution.  Perhaps they will independently discover and fix it prior to
> the final release.  Is there at least some bug-tracking database where I
> could see if they're aware of it before I waste even more of my time fixing
> other bugs that are perhaps already fixed?

I apologize if my response somehow suggested that the Lua authors were
not interested in discussion regarding the language, the development
of the language, and bugfixes in particular. My response was somewhat
terse given that a simple Google search shows the question is in the
FAQ on

The explanation given there is much better than mine.

There is no reason for you to not report the bug that you have
encountered, and provide information about how you have resolved it.
The FAQ also addresses this:

Hope that helps,

- Jim

> On 01/18/2011 11:54 AM, Jim Whitehead II wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 4:52 PM, David Favro <> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> Is there any access to the Lua source code repository?  I've been all over
>>> the website but I can't seem to find it, and I hate working on stale
>>> released code, I don't want to start working on something that someone else
>>> has already done.  For example, should I notice a bug in 5.2-alpha, I would
>>> like to find out if it has been fixed already in the latest code, or if I
>>> should further pursue it.  If I tracked it down in the released 5.2-alpha
>>> code, I might be wasting my time.
>> Lua is open source, but not open development. There is no public
>> repository that contains anything other than what the authors have
>> released as alpha/beta/rc versions.
>> - Jim