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On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 9:47 AM, Pierre Chapuis <> wrote:
> Currently, no, there is moderation. Unlike most other
> languages, to submit a rock, you notify a mailing list
> and Hisham adds it to the repository.

Leaf has an alternative repo (moonrocks) where anyone can do this, but
it's obviously open to abuse...

> No, see above.

Unless the would-be maintainer has made a good effort to contact the
original author. If MIA, then maybe yes.

> I don't really want -1, I think most people wouldn't use
> it and it could result in pointless fights if used.


> I don't think this is a good idea. Requiring require
> to return *something* (usually a table), why not.

I'm with Pierre here; this is the principle of 'least surprise'
Exceptions to the 'returns table' rule are useful, but must be clearly
documented, including the potential 'callability' of a table.

I think we have to accept the situation where the project name is not
a good indicator of the require name.  So a suggestion for lua-toolbox
is to collect the module name/namespace and present them next to the
project name. Then a search function can answer the question 'what
packages provide 'uuid'?.

This feels like a job for crowd-outsourcing ;)

steve d.