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On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 8:32 AM, Simon Cozens <> wrote:
>> On Jul 15, 2015, at 00:09, Coda Highland <> wrote:
>> As Lua's primary goal is to be embedded, applications that run from
>> the system-installed Lua interpreter are a fairly recent development.
>> For most deployments you're expected to roll your own Lua.
> Well, that's fine, I guess. But Hisham and the luarocks people are trying to build a module ecosystem, which is an extremely useful thing for developers to have. That's made a lot more complicated if the modules are either targeted for a particular dialect (which makes using them in arbitrary code a bit of a crap shoot) or have to be compatible across versions - leading to the original problem.

Yes, and LuaRocks exposes Lua versions as available dependencies. If
you don't work in 5.3, say so in your rockspec.

/s/ Adam