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you wrote:

> Postings involving the following circle of ideas often appear on the list.

> What the community needs (maybe) is a sort of overall design and quality 
> control of module libraries.  Near-universal acknowledgment that a 
> particular set of modules, as painless to install on all platforms 
> as is Lua itself, is canonical.

Please excuse a discreet cough from a pedantic user of a minority platform.
I do not think you meant "all", Dirk; you meant "most". My platform will
never be able to use the module libraries you mention. It does not even
support dynamic linking. One of the key reasons why people like me adore Lua
is that when says "Lua is distributed in a 
small package and builds out-of-the-box in all platforms that have an 
ANSI/ISO C compiler" the word "all" is being used correctly. 
Gavin Wraith (
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