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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.