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- Subject: Re: Upstream is not the last word (was Re: [ANN] Lua 5.1.5 (rc1) now available)
- From: Dirk Laurie <dirk.laurie@...>
- Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 08:44:52 +0200
I think the reason there isn't even a common basic library (at this point "standard library" is a poisonous term) is there is not sufficient leadership interested in it. What I mean by leadership is:
"I'll listen to this person/these people because I trust them to make good decisions, and I know many other people do too. And they have working code."
There are at least two such projects already: stdlib and penlight, both maintained by well-respected members of the community. Maybe we should start debating the relative merits of the two very different approaches taken, as a basis for growing into the kind of community-accepted library that poeple clamour for,