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On Sep 22, 2004 at 11:43 +0100, Jamie Webb wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 12:47:33AM +0300, Asko Kauppi wrote:
> > 
> > The source approach (if hidden well, like Fink and Gentoo do it) would 
> > work well, especially since luac-compiled code is highly version 
> > dependent.  If modules use it (and are binary distributed), they very 
> > much themselves to a certain version.
> Yeah, that's fine for Lua sources, but I'm not sure how well it would
> work for C. Perl is very much a UNIX thing, and Lua much less so, I
> believe. I've never tried CPAN under Windows, but I'm guessing it must
> require Cygwin for that?

Hm, I think it must grab binaries.  Not sure.

> Seems like a Lua solution should work well
> regardless of the development environment. That probably means
> providing three options:
> 1) Grab a binary if one is available for your system
> 2) Build using UNIX tools (and maybe have a go at VC++?)
> 3) Externalise the sources for a self-build (also desirable for
>    people who want to link statically).

I was thinking about the same problem.  This may be insane, but
another option is:

4. Download a known version of mingwin to a private spot, and use that
   to compile sources

Honestly I think 1) is the most practical.

Thatcher Ulrich