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- Subject: hyphens in module names
- From: David Manura <dm.lua@...>
- Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2009 22:24:38 -0400
The purpose of the following comment in the Lua Reference Manual was
not immediately clear to at least two people:
"Moreover, if the module name has a hyphen, its prefix up to (and
including) the first hyphen is removed. For instance, if the module
name is a.v1-b.c, the function name will be luaopen_b_c."
This appears to be intended to allow multiple versions of a module to
be named without modifying their binary interface.
Having the version number be a prefix rather than a postfix is a bit