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- Subject: Re: Making luaconf.h settings available in Lua
- From: Reuben Thomas <rrt@...>
- Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:12:56 +0000
On 28 February 2011 20:36, Roberto Ierusalimschy <email@example.com> wrote:
>> The current interface invites the writing of ugly code, of incorrect
>> code (as with the mistake you make that only the first character of
>> the string will be needed by most users, when in fact you mean the
>> first line (the string is a newline-separated list of strings, not a
>> newline-separated list of characters, according to the manual)), [...]
> I do not know systems where the directory separator is more than
> one char long.
In that case, you could change the spec by altering the manual from:
"The first line is the directory separator string."
"The first character is the directory separator string."
and probably for the other entries too; and change
"This string is a sequence of lines:"
"This string is a sequence of characters:"
(and remove the newlines!).
That would still be weird, but it would be a distinct improvement.