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On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 12:44 PM, Tim Starling <> wrote:
> In general, we value stability. We're imagining an application for Lua
> where scripts are distributed across many wikis, hosted on servers
> both inside and outside our control, with script maintainers with
> widely varying levels of expertise and commitment. So the impact of
> backwards compatibility breaks could potentially be severe and
> long-lasting.
> -- Tim Starling

To me at least the issue here is mostly that it's assumed you _have_
to upgrade to the latest version. Lua 5.1 isn't suddenly broken now
that 5.2 exists, and given the general release schedule of Lua it's
unlikely that it will become irrelevant any time soon.