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- Subject: Re: [ANN] Ravi - a dialect of Lua with optional static typing
- From: Javier Guerra Giraldez <javier@...>
- Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:24:12 -0500
On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 3:22 PM, Dibyendu Majumdar
> I was expecting "No, it won't ever happen" but hoping for "Sure, we will look
> into it". It is good to know no answer means latter and not former.
as i understand it, it means both. as this is at least an interesting
exercise, and also that "it won't ever happen" as it's a radical
departure from the Lua design and intentions.
take a look at the LuaJIT history. at first it was _very_ Lua
compatible, just another implementation, but faster. and there never
was any intention of "merging" it, or even "converging". now it's a
distinct dialect, and lots of people still use plain Lua, or both.
similarly, if you happen to hit a new sweet point in the ethernal
struggle of type systems, then congratulations! but it's not Lua, so
it wouldn't make sense to somehow "incorporate" it. it would be
_your_ project, just as there are lots of other languages out there.