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On Oct 26, 2011, at 19:30 , Gavin Wraith wrote:

> In message 
> <> 
> 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. 
But even users of embedded systems can make use of systems like CMake and collections of modules to cross-compile and build the static libraries of modules. In this regard a centralized and standardized approach could also satisfy this use case.