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On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 7:25 AM, Roberto Ierusalimschy
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>> I don't think lfs functions are left out of the standard libraries because
>> the Lua maintainers would find that an extra bother. I think it is because
>> the support libraries are not in core C, only in C compilers that support for
>> example Posix extensions.
> These are two sides of the same coin. They are left out because we find
> that an extra bother because they are not part of ISO C. Not being part
> of the standard makes them more bother to implement, more bother to
> test, more bother from people asking for new platforms, more bother for
> people asking for platform-specific options [see the list right now],
> etc. ISO C gives us a clear line where to stop.
> -- Roberto

Practical almost to a fault. What a wonderful little language. I'm
glad I've stuck through some of the recent nonsense on this list
because I learn so much.