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- Subject: Re: Dubiousness of the debug library
- From: Coda Highland <chighland@...>
- Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2015 15:57:24 -0700
On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 3:43 PM, Brigham Toskin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Jul 8, 2015, at 10:40 PM, Dirk Laurie <email@example.com> wrote:
>> So why are we still squeamish about it?
> On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 7:55 AM, Tim Hill <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I confess I generally avoid it, and raise an eyebrow when people here
>> recommend it’s use in production code. If some of the functions in the
>> library are needed for day-to-day Lua functionality, then to my mind they
>> don’t really belong in the debug library.
> This is mostly not really a debug library anymore, it seems like. A better
> name is probably the "deep introspection" library. But they can't really
> change the name because that will break extant code.
> Brigham Toskin
It's still impolite to use it in library code, and that's where it's
often most useful.