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On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 14:47, Alexander Gladysh <> wrote:
> Hi, list!
> Over and over again I have problems with newcomers to Lua who have
> read PiL 1 because it is rumored to be a great book and first edition
> is freely available. They use deprecated features, and in general have
> problems with those tiny differences in language. (I do not
> exaggerate, this happens with like 80% of newbies I work/communicate
> with, and I work with relatively many people.)
> I humbly ask Lua team to stop confusing people and remove PiL 1 from
> free access.

Alternatively, at least please make a highly visible red warning note
on each page of PiL 1 web version.

> Furthermore, please do not open access to PiL 2 when PiL 3 would be published.

That being said, maybe it is possible to just open current PiL edition
for everyone?

Since it is self-published, I guess, the only stopping point is money.

What about a donation run with a threshold a-la Humble Indie Bundle?
If community donates enough money through regular Lua donation system,
the book PDF will be published?

This is merely a humble suggestion. The Lua team, of course, have full
rights to do whatever it wants with PiL.