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On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 2:41 PM, René Rebe <> wrote:
> I do not remember being among the group of "all" that want to cover a data
> corruption bug with a change of the manual, ... :-/

You've proposed a solution, but cannot insist on immediately getting
an answer; generally the Lua team do not accept patches directly.
People can refer to this thread and patch their Lua if they feel the

To continue to irritate people is not the best way to make a contribution.

But, there's nothing stopping you from creating a little C extension
that implements getline for Lua.  It's certainly not a problem which
people hit very often...