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- Subject: Re: Expanding the standard library functions?
- From: Peter Aronoff <telemachus@...>
- Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:42:52 -0500
On Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 05:54PM, Philipp Janda wrote:
> Am 27.01.2016 um 15:18 schröbte Dirk Laurie:
> >>Probably dkjson, because that's what he endorsed in the Lua Toolbox
> >>(just to mention another place where you can look for Lua libraries).
> >The Toolbox displays only modules that have been endorsed by at least
> >one critic. Over 600 unendorsed modules remain invisible unless you are
> >logged in.
> I see 871 modules listed without being logged in. Only 237 of them have
> >Unfortunately many worthwhile modules are not even unendorsed.
> >For example, the praiseworthy "split" has not made it to the Toolbox (yet?).
> And "split" is on the list (but it doesn't have an endorsement yet, so this
> could be your problem).
Maybe Pierre can speak to this, but I don't honestly know how modules get
onto Lua Toolbox. I'm the author of two modules that are listed: split and
tapered. I can't remember if I uploaded them or if someone else did. Or
maybe the toolbox just scrapes LuaRocks periodically? (I don't think that's
it because a third module I have on LuaRocks isn't listed on the toolbox.)
In any case, so many modules are unendorsed or only endorsed by one or two
people. I'm not sure how much I would make of that. But maybe I'm just
rationalizing because both of my modules are currently unendorsed. ;)
PS I'm not sure how "praiseworthy" split really is. I've been using it
heavily since 2012, but as far as I know, I'm the *only* user. LuaRocks
says it's been downloaded 52 times, but I bet 90% of those downloads or
more are me or my CI testing.
We have not been faced with the need to satisfy someone else's
requirements, and for this freedom we are grateful.
Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, The UNIX Time-Sharing System