Thanks Hisham! I've been meaning to investigate LuaRocks for some time, and this is just the push I needed.
As for the Lua5.2 dependency (camicc olo), there is a dependency on lua_Unsigned and associated API for conversion to and from number type, but it ought to be straight forward to eliminate that with some #define trickery. I'll look into it.
> Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:42:13 -0300
> From: Hisham <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [ANN] Bitfield Type Library
> To: Lua mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On 20 September 2013 12:54, John Hind <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Announcing my new "bitfield" type library.
> Cool! I uploaded a rockspec that points to your repo in the rocks-scm
> One can now install it running:
> luarocks install bitfield --