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- Subject: Library bindings or os.execute?
- From: Dirk Laurie <dirk.laurie@...>
- Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:00:55 +0200
I find, increasingly often, that on my Linux system I no longer bother
looking whether someone has written a library with Lua bindings
for some sophisticated standard library . Instead, I do it with
This sounds quick-and-dirty, but I wonder whether in the long run,
it might not be more portable and require less maintenance.
 For example, suppose I have ripped a CD into a disk image.
There is a huge binary file sitting there that in principle you could
edit, play etc. The `sox` utility seems intent on supporting the tiniest
obscure feature. Sure, reading the manpage for `sox` is hard work,
but reading the documentation for `libsox` is a damn sight harder.
So I write a Lua frontend that simply assembles the command lines
for the editing/playback calls.