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The biggest problem I feel with Luarocks is the (lack of) documentation. I feel things could've been documented better than a GitHub​ wiki.

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 16:10 Sean Conner <> wrote:
It was thus said that the Great Egor Skriptunoff once stated:
> Hi!
> According to Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2017,
> Lua is ranked 9-th in "Most dreaded Languages" list:
> 2/3 of developers who are currently using Lua express no interest in
> continuing to use it.
> That's quite unexpected.
> Probably, most of SO survey respondents are Lua newcomers.
> What may be the reasons for their "moon fear"?
> Maybe, deceptive simplicity (hidden complexity) of the language?

  There's some commentary about this at reddit:

  The consensus there seems to be:  it's missing batteries and I can't get
started with it in less than 5 seconds on Windows.

  -spc (And there's some grousing about LuaRocks not being as good as it
        could be, but there's no details about what is missing from


Ryan <>
Software Developer / System Administrator