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On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 1:16 PM, Ben <> wrote:
> Yeah, but didn't most languages like Lua start out as "roll your
> own" languages?

Sure, but the Lua guys are writing a *language*.  The CMake guys are
writing a *build tool*, of which a language is a component.

A huge amount of time and effort has gone into making Lua the
well-oiled-machine it is today. It's had 15 years to work out it's
kinks. Is it reasonable to expect <tool builder X> to invest the same
level of resources into a subcomponent of their tool?

More to the point: is that a constructive use of their time? The whole
existence of Lua is predicated on the notion that it's not.