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- Subject: Re: Best practices on writing rockspecs for uncommon libraries
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2011 11:10:09 +0200
On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 10:29 AM, Peter Odding <email@example.com> wrote:
> If Hisham is not opposed to the idea I might look into adding support
> for something like this to LuaRocks because I would consider it a big
> improvement in user friendliness. Of course one can argue whether this
> isn't out of scope for a Lua packages manager...
I think it's important - if _at least_ we were able to deliver
friendly messages to tell the human what package name to use. That
would take just one more field, 'hints'.
Version 2 of the rockspec format is up for discussion, and this will
really allow the package maintainer to provide more information.
Alas, some poor souls do not have package managers. Best one can do is
provide an URL in that case.