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- Subject: Re: Introducing luavm - Lua Version Manager
- From: Hisham <h@...>
- Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 19:00:24 -0300
On 26 May 2016 at 17:30, Dhaval Kapil <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 1:32 AM, Tim Caswell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> In other words, it didn't move symlinks or anything global, only affected
>> environment variables for the current terminal session. I think this is
>> possible with lua and did something similar with my home-grown lua
>> environment for travis
> Well yes, having multiple lua versions in different terminal sessions will
> be a very good idea in my opinion.
I've been toying for a while with the idea of including something like
this in LuaRocks.
I wrote a tiny script called `luarocks-shell` that launches a subshell
with all the LuaRocks variables set, and have been finding this more
convenient than the `eval $(luarocks path)` dance.
I've been using this super simplistic version locally myself for a while:
Of course, one for general consumption would have to be more robust!
(Perhaps even bundling yours?)
Having a better out-of-the-box experience for users is needed, and I
think your project brings us closer to that goal!