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- Subject: [ANN] luaposix 34.0.2 released
- From: "Gary V. Vaughan" <gary@...>
- Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:01:20 -0800
A library binding various POSIX APIs. POSIX is the IEEE Portable
Operating System Interface standard. luaposix is based on lposix.
I am happy to announce release 34.0.2 of luaposix. In addition to the
some small bug fixes, this release is somewhat smaller now that it
optionally uses https://github.com/gvvaughan/typecheck for consistent
argument type errors in Lua functions instead of its own version of the
same, and relies on https://github.com/lua-stdlib/normalize for easier
portability of Lua code.
If you have moved to the new low-level APIs, and don't rely on the Lua
backwards compatibility layer and convenience functions, you can safely
omit those dependencies and use the C layer only.
luaposix's home page is at https://github.com/luaposix/luaposix/, with
documentation at https://luaposix.github.io/luaposix.
## Noteworthy changes in release 34.0.2 (2018-02-17) [stable]
### Incompatible Changes
- `require 'posix'` (or any of its submodules) always returns a
populated module table, but no longer sets `_G.posix` or any other
global symbol on Lua 5.1 (including LuaJIT). If you were relying
on this behaviour, please change your require statements to an
local posix = require 'posix'
### Bugs Fixed
- `posix.sys.wait.wait` returns `<childpid>, "running"` when the
child has not exited yet, and `wait` was called with `WNOHANG` set.
- specs don't fail on valid -1 return values from `posix.sysconf`.
- loading posix (or any of its submodules) no longer leaks symbols
into the global namespace on Lua 5.1 (including LuaJIT).
Install it with LuaRocks, using:
luarocks install luaposix 34.0.2