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On Sat, May 31, 2014 at 9:54 PM, Jay Carlson <> wrote:

On May 31, 2014 4:37 PM, "Andrew Starks" <> wrote:
> On Saturday, May 31, 2014, Tom N Harris <> wrote:
>> On Friday, May 30, 2014 05:21:19 PM Andrew Starks wrote:
>> > On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM, Tom N Harris <>
>> > wrote:
>> > > Why not wrap it in a BAT file that invokes Lua passing all arguments?
>> >
>> > Sure, but that doesn't work on other platforms.
>> Do other platforms need to solve this problem?
> [...the witness describes when it would be useful.]

Let me rephrase the question: are you aware of any other specific platforms which need to solve this problem? :-)

MacOS Classic? I don't remember how stdio worked in those environments. Bare metal OS with a console on a medium which will be reset on exit()? (wait, how did you get an argv? Fix your C library.) General UEFI suckage? (What, as opposed to the *specific* suckage per BIOS vendor?)  DECwindows on VMS?

I have the CDE books somewhere around here, but I have a strict fee-only policy for thinking about CDE.

Well, all of that may be true. I may have reflexively thought that I needed a cross platform feature, when in fact, none was needed.

However, the fix is to not do it because -i works fine. So.... I'm not sure what to say next here.... You're right? I over engineered a completely unnecessary and no longer used patch? 

I may skip the fix to my argv. :)