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- Subject: Re: The source file culture
- From: David Given <dg@...>
- Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 18:20:10 +0100
George Petsagourakis wrote:
The lack of C knowledge is a severe hit to the common
Lua scripter, although the module authoring in its
entirety (only some few commentable efforts are excluded)
is ignoring the windows operating system and doesn't
release compiled binaries for the win32.
I would like to know why such culture exists.
Because the world is bigger than Windows, and Lua is fundamentally an
*embeddable* language for which source code is the most useful thing to
have. Distributing binaries is hard, and there's no real point when most
users are going to need to recompile everything anyway.
That said, there is a fairly small group of people like you who want
Windows binaries, and this is precisely what Lua For Windows is for:
It's the *official* unofficial Windows binary distribution.
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