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1)  if there is such a major compatibility break, why are they both flagged as 5.x ? (this looks like the same sort of discussion the Python community is having over 2.x vs. 3.x, which they acknowledge as a major break).

2)  Is there any sign that Lua is settling down to a really stable specification, when this sort of thing will no longer be a serious issue? (c.f. the current stable state of Python 2.x, seen as just itself without worrying about the impending 3.x). 

- i.e. any releases are either bug fixes; or, genuinely new features being tried out for the next major release and which do not interfere with existing mature code.

On 8 April 2013 22:05, David Burgess <> wrote:
5.2 has been around for some time. It would seem to me that many of
the packages that, I use, have made no move towards 5.2. Also Lua 5.2
does not look like it will get luajit support anytime soon.

The question I have of the seasoned Lua application authors:
Is the move to 5.2 worth the effort?

David Burgess