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- Subject: Re: Breakthrough dream
- From: Martin <eden_martin_fuhrspam@...>
- Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:38:26 -0700
On 03/25/2017 12:54 PM, Egor Skriptunoff wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 10:26 PM, Dirk Laurie wrote:
> 2017-03-25 15:04 GMT+02:00 Rodrigo Azevedo:
> > Based on the thread 'Selenophobia', and your major experience, choose 5
> > characteristics you think indispensable to keep Lua advancing as a
> > "general-purpose script language";
> > 1) an expanded basic library (some batteries), well organized, maintained
> > and documented. "Pure Lua" libraries at least.
> > 2) easy installation on major operating systems (with shared libraries)
> > 3) threads (pthreads!? not Lua's coroutine)
> > 4) optional type annotations (performance, error check etc)
> > 5) easy, transparent, way to port libraries to new versions of Lua.
> > Is this possible to start, organize and support for a long period ( a
> > 'larger' community)?
> This does sound a bit like someone who wishes to enlarge the listening
> public of a radio station that broadcasts classical music, and comes
> with suggestions like:
> * breezy disc jockeys
> * short, snappy pieces instead of those interminable symphonies
> * phone-in discussion programmes
> * jazz is fine music too, isn't it?
> The analogy with classical music is very incorrect.
> All 5 characteristics being discussed here wouldbe useful for all Lua users.
> They are not contradictory to set of features we already have in the
Anyway I enjoyed by Dirk's messages. Great style and humour (imo). And
rare perk of feeling unobvious analogies.