The "most downloaded" stats can be misleading though.If a module is included in the dependencies of a popularproject, and that project uses CI, it will be downloadedthousands of times. For instance my fakeredis modulehas over 100 000 downloads because it is used in thetests of a popular Telegram bot...--Pierre ChapuisOn Mon, Jan 29, 2018, at 10:31, Etiene Dalcol wrote:The most downloaded list at luarocks.org can also be an indicative.Based on that, I would say lua-cjson is also a good candidateOn 29 January 2018 at 09:27, Pierre Chapuis <email@example.com> wrote:> Is there a list of the best essential libraries for Lua?
> I want to bundle a small set of high quality
> libraries that I will test with Ravi, rather than a huge set of
> untested libraries of varying quality.
>From the end of 2013 to the end of 2016 I was running a websitecalled Lua Toolbox where community members could endorsethe modules they used. The website has been merged intothe main LuaRocks website and sadly this feature has been lostin the process, but the top 5 modules at the time were:- luafilesystem- luasocket- lpeg- luarocks- luaposixI think they represent what I would expect in such a distributionpretty well. Maybe not LuaRocks given that you want a differentbuild system, and maybe winapi as the pendent of luaposix forWindows users... Some OpenSSL binding is also a must have.