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On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 10:17 AM, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
> 2013/11/26 Coda Highland <>:
>> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 2:42 AM, John Hind <> wrote:
>>> So it would be worth having multi-element insert and remove in a library,
>> but a Lua library please, not 'C'.  As they say (but do not do) at Yahoo, we
>> should "eat our own dog food"!
>> Lua's claim to fame is embedding itself into another application with
>> functionality implemented in C exposed by the host. Implementing it in
>> C is no less dogfooding than implementing it in Lua.
> Those of us who work on Unix-like operating systems tend to
> forget that the availability of a high-quality C compiler almost
> routinely installed at no charge is not a basic human right.
> There are people in the rest of the world who actually download
> precompiled Lua interpreters instead of compiling it from source.
> So, while I personally just love compiling little C libraries for Lua,
> I have some sympathy for those that would prefer not to.

I was under the impression that we were discussing an addition to the
STANDARD library.

/s/ Adam