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On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 08:54:24PM +0200, Fabien wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 8:41 PM, Thomas Harning Jr. <>wrote:
> > This isn't so much a bug in Lua as it is a problem in Windows.  You
> > could work around this by forcing stdout to be binary _setmode... but
> > that's pretty ugly and platform specific.
> >
> My point is, today "-o -" is not usable on win32. That the questionable
> design decision was taken by MS and not Lua is true but irrelevant: the
> option should either be usable on win32, or disabled for that platform.

It would be a shame if we bloated Lua's sources with #ifdefs to disable
functionality on every badly designed and implemented system.