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- Subject: Re: Triumvirates
- From: Enrico Colombini <erix@...>
- Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 20:05:25 +0200
On 26/10/2011 19.30, Gavin Wraith wrote:
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 http://www.lua.org/about.html 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.
And I have different versions of Lua, some of those patched, each one
with its own set of modules, happily co-existing on the same Windows
machine in different project directories. They should also work on
another machine by just copying the directory (e.g. via SVN).
I have nothing against people wishing to use Lua as system-wide
language, but Lua has many other uses (and users). Requiring
installation and forcing a centralized module system (e.g. by only
releasing modules that way) could cause significant problems to some of us.