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On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 5:00 PM, Emmanuel Oga <> wrote:
> I was just wondering how do you guys usually bundle lua software
> _when_ you do not use luarocks.

Not everyone here is a fan of LuaRocks (it is e.g. a mission to keep
different versions of Lua and LuaRocks floating around) so it is
considered polite to deliver something with a makefile - since 'make
install' is deeply ingrained in the Unix tradition.

However, often such software is not as portable as it could be, since
it may lack the incantations to work on OS X or assumes that everyone
on Windows has a cp command ;)

The best advice for such developers would be to re-use makefiles which
are tried and tested.  Or use a portable build tool, but this seems to
irritate people even more.

steve d.