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- Subject: Re: Does Lua have a Roadmap?
- From: Parke <parke.nexus@...>
- Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:01:30 -0700
>> Which new features are to be expected for lua? Classes, strong typing,
>> arrow function, list comprehension, etc.
On Sun, Jun 18, 2017 at 12:05 PM, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo
> None of these is planned for a future version of Lua.
> See also https://www.lua.org/faq.html#1.4 .
The FAQ does not mention any specifics.
Are the Lua authors at present contemplating any changes whatsoever
for a future version of Lua, be it either 5.4 or 6.0? I ask because I
am not aware of what those changes might be. In years past, I was
aware of discussions about _ENV, integers, goto, etc. But all those
changes have been made and are in Lua 5.3. I have absolutely no idea
what sort of possible future features, if any, are being contemplated
I have heard (vague?) talk about:
1) Moving LPeg into Lua.
2) Adding macros.
3) Adding a JIT.
Regrading LPeg: At a glance, I don't see the benefits. LPeg seems to
work just fine as a module.
Regarding macros: I don't remember hearing any specific proposals.
And discussion of macros may have been many years ago.
Regarding a JIT: My sense is the Lua authors have other priorities.
So... I really have no idea what might be added in Lua 5.4 or Lua 6.0.