Same here, I rarely voice opinions because I'm satisfied with how the Lua team has made decisions. Most of the things I'd like to see added on the language are very simple syntax sugars that I never considered worth proposing. Also some of the discussions are too low level for me and sometimes I just don't follow. I'm more interested generally in discussions involving developer tools and community aspects of Lua (which I think are sections that are lacking and need work), because I enjoy how the Lua team has handled the language development itself.
On 4 July 2018 at 15:35, Dibyendu Majumdar <email@example.com> wrote:
> Most of language requests and proposals appear to come from a few vocal
> individuals. The vast majority of Lua users do not voice an opinion and are
> probably not even on the list.
Yes, though I think a good many are on the list who choose not to participate.
I maintain a relatively large Lua codebase, and haven't had any more
problems with Lua than I'd have experienced in other languages I've
used. In fact one of the best things about Lua is its flexibility to
make it how you need. We have places in our code where globals are
restricted, or sandboxed, and places where they are actively used
The Lua team brought us to what Lua is today, and I trust them to
continue with the good work and ultimately decide themselves what they
want to incorporate into the language, and to decide based on more
than the number of postings to the mailing list.
Nevertheless, good discussion is healthy, as are experiments (such as
the recent undef).