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- Subject: Re: Lua-friendly OSes
- From: Matthew Wild <mwild1@...>
- Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 20:27:59 +0100
On 20 October 2011 18:47, Pascal Du Maurrier <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Which are the most Lua-friendly operating
As Luiz says, Lua is unrelated to the operating system, however see below.
> Which OSes let Lua access their APIs, and to
> what extent?
Most Lua libraries are also platform agnostic, though some specialize
in either POSIX or Windows environments, for example.
> On which systems has the Lua ecosystem (libraries, etc) developed best?
Windows (thanks to Lua for Windows), Debian/Ubuntu (thanks to the
quality and quantity of Lua packages in the repository, including
Platforms I've encountered less Lua joy on are the RPM-based Linux
distros, including RHEL, CentOS, etc. simply because the packages are
broken or inadequate, often requiring compiling things from source
(entirely possible, just less than convenient).