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Fabien wrote:
> [snip]
> - it gives their chance to syntax experiments. As written above, the
> sane attitude for the Lua team is to reject virtually all proposals,
> especially the superficial ones. The only way to prove that your
> extension is one of the <1% that are worth it is to field-test it on
> significant code bases, before it is even remotely considered for
> inclusion in plain Lua. For that, you need something intermediate
> between inclusion in the official standard, and a shady patch of the
> original distro. That's what a proper metaprog system provides. Most
> community-suggested improvements first existed for years as patches,
> before getting the Lualab blessing.

Well put Fabien, especially the above. In light of recent
discussion threads, I would rather see (from the sidelines)
patches and some codebase ported to the new paradigms, rather than
read yet more re-threads of past discussions.

Kein-Hong Man (esq.)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia