lua-users home
lua-l archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 7:06 AM, Justin Cormack
<> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 10:36 AM, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
>> 2013/11/27 Justin Cormack <>:
>>> We are going to brutally decide on a best interface and officialize it.
>>> Somehow. But its going to happen...
>> 1. Who are "we"?
> Any interested parties.
>> 2. Please define "officialize".
> Approved by said interested parties.
> If you don't like, ignore or fork.
> Justin


My pithy response aside, Dirk's questions combined with your reaction
seems like an important thing to consider.

Generally, people that *push* for a better repository system or a
standard "batteries included" library have a vision for a world where
Lua is adopted and used as Perl or Ruby. Dirk's questions point out
that Lua's success isn't in that realm. Where it *is* enormously
successful, you'd have a hard time getting people to bring in a
library system or allow their scripting users to do so and so "we" and
"officialize" are important terms to define.

Unfortunately, I sound discouraging. I think I'm just trying to say:

As you go about this awesome work (which I support and am not
against), remain aware of the fact that anything that sounds like
policy is going to be aimed at what is currently a niche user.

It's hard to imagine that anyone wouldn't welcome a cleaner and more
navigate-able library, even as they won't use it in their projects and
only as long as it doesn't impact their ability to use Lua the way
that it is, right now.