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2011/11/3 Patrick Rapin <>:
>>> To play devil's advocate a little here -- why can this 'virtualisation layer'
>>> not be LuaFilesystem ?
>> Well, that's it - require 'lfs' is a very common way to start writing
>> a program ;)
> True, there is a common goal between LuaFileSystem and the proposed
> virtualization system.
> But all the 12 functions I have previously listed, like dofile,
> or os.execute, are not in LuaFileSystem but in the standard
> library distribution. So you are talking about a more generalized
> version of lfs, not the current 1.5 version.
> Also, even in lfs 1.5, supporting UTF-8 for Windows filenames like in
> my example would require a lot of modifications.

It didn't seem like a lot when I did it. In my Windows builds, I patch
Lua [1] and LFS [2] to use UTF-8 encoding for all filenames.