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- Subject: Re: The source file culture
- From: KHMan <keinhong@...>
- Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2009 02:28:31 +0800
Mikhail Gusarov wrote:
Twas brillig at 02:05:26 08.09.2009 UTC+08 when email@example.com did gyre and gimble:
K> Time and effort are very limited resources. Developer resources are
K> very limited resources. There is always too little to go around in
K> FLOSS projects.
In addition it's always beneficial to make efforts concentrated: makers
of Linux distributions can package a lot of Lua modules much more
efficiently than authors of modules, and the same applies to
Lua-on-Windows, already mentioned in this thread.
Yeah, I think pure end users should go for a reliable platform,
one where effort is put in by a group of people. If a pure end
user go for single-author modules, that can be risky. The Lua
ecosystem is still small compared to Perl or Python, given limited
resources, a Lua platform will take a longer time to form and mature.
Large FLOSS projects tend to be more self-sustaining and are able
to attract more developers. Small or obscure FLOSS projects need
very strong-willed developers to sustain the project over multiple
years -- which can be a rare thing.
I think pure end users who want something that they can rely on
for multiple years, who want a certain level of peace-of-mind that
the kaboodle will usually always work, should strongly support the
Lua platform initiatives.
Kein-Hong Man (esq.)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia