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I have added a rockspec to my small NaCl module [1]


This is my first time with Luarocks and making a rockspec, so let me
know if anything is wrong or not idiomatic.

Also, I am confused about the rockspec being tied to a specific tag.
- do I need to create a new tag and a new rockspec each time I change
- is there a way to create a rockspec for "the last version" (master HEAD)
- should rockspecs be defined only for _stable_ versions?

How do you handle this in practice?

Thanks in advance


On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 1:18 AM, Phil Leblanc <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> This is a Lua binding to the wonderful NaCl crypto library by Dan
> Bernstein, Tanja Lange et al. --
> Available functions include
>  - elliptic curve public key cryptography (curve25519)
>  - authenticated encryption (salsa20 encryption and poly1305 MAC)
>  - stream encryption (raw salsa20)
>  - MAC (poly1305)
>  - hash (sha512)
>  - elliptic curve digital signature (ed25519)
>  - random number generation (based on /dev/urandom)
> The version included here is the "Tweet" version ("NaCl in 100
> tweets") by Dan Bernstein et al. --
> (all the tweet nacl code is
> included in this library)
> This Lua binding is small:,  including all the crypto
> code, is only 34 KB.
> The binding hides the NaCl weird constraints (32 mandatory leading
> null bytes for the text to encrypt and 16 leading null bytes in the
> encrypted text). So the user does not need to provide or take care of
> these leading null spaces.
> It is available at:
> To build:
>   - adjust the path to the Lua include files in the Makefile
>   - run make
> The binding has been built and tested on Linux with Lua-5.3.3,
> Lua-5.2.4 and Lua-5.1.5
> A very limited test file is provided ("smoketest.lua")
> License: MIT (the included Tweet NaCl  C code by Dan Bernstein et al.
> is public domain)
> All suggestions, bug reports and contributions are welcome.
> Regards,
> Phil