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- Subject: Re: A rant about backward-incompatible changes
- From: Dirk Laurie <dirk.laurie@...>
- Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:14:06 +0200
2015-07-14 16:17 GMT+02:00 Simon Cozens <email@example.com>:
>> I maintain SILE, which is quite a large, complex application written in
>> Lua. Because it's an application, I can't control which versions of Lua
>> its end-users will be using, so we have to support a range of
2015-07-14 16:32 GMT+02:00 Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> If you control the application, why not embed a fixed version of Lua?
That was my first reaction too. You already embed over 1MB of libtexpdf
C source, so less than 0.4KB of Lua won't hurt.
LuaTeX, one of your main competitors in the typesetting world, does just