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On Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:28:56 +0000
Stefan Reich <> wrote:

> Hello all Luaistas.
> I think we should have a new Lua-related talking place (slightly
> generalizing the term 'mailing list' here) with these fundamental
> properties:
> - a positive spirit
> - real collaboration
> - real positive group-building
> - people encouraging each other
> - absolutely free expression of personal emotion, no matter what kind
> of emotion it is.

Stefan, i respect  the ideas you recently pushed onto this list, but
even as somebody who is only following the lua development for about
three years, i'll find your attempt to split the community and attack
the developers alarming.

lua has come a long way ( 20 years? ) and is developing slowly ( which
is something i really appreciate following the madness in PHP for too
long) and has never claimed to provide backwards compatible versions
( apart from the fact that it IS backwards compatible in 99% )

even if i was agreeing with you ( which i am not really), you not going
to change the way a project is run by jumping on it and calling for a
split or fork after a few month.