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- Subject: Re: Project lead nominations for standard libraries?
- From: David Kastrup <dak@...>
- Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2011 08:59:43 +0100
Mark Hamburg <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Having kicked this off, here is what I would like to see. It's
> entirely legitimate to criticize me for not then stepping up and
> driving this, but there it is...
> 1. For issues like # v holes, I think we need a reasonably sized
> increase in the standard facilities within Lua. I'm thinking on the
> order of at most doubling the set of standard functionality. For that
> matter, if backwards compatibility could be tossed aside, I would
> replace the table namespace with an array namespace
Threads like this make me glad that Lua is not designed by
committee/community. The ingenuity with which people strive to
complicate the language while making existing constructs useless for
_practical_ purposes and/or utterly inefficient is just staggering. Of
course, in such a discussions those people perfectly fine with the
existing system's balance of usefulness don't get much of a voice.
So the better a language is designed, the more absurd the focus for
public discussions about improvement gets.
By that metric, Lua is doing fine.