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- Subject: Re: Let's not break existing scripts.
- From: HyperHacker <hyperhacker@...>
- Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 17:20:01 -0700
On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 17:13, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo
>> I will reluctantly go ahead with a conversion to whatever 5.2 requires
>> just to not be cut off from the community.
> I expect that we shall still discuss 5.1 here for a long time.
> We don't expect 5.1 to die the day 5.2 is out. Or at all.
>> Lua appears to have a history of making breaks with the past when it
>> made sense. What may be different this time is the volume of work done
>> with 5.1 that likely is greater than that done with previous versions.
> This is true. Nevertheless, the things that make 5.2 different from 5.1
> are not that serious for most Lua programmers, I think. After all, most
> programmers are *not* using setfenv at all.
I use setfenv quite extensively in my (as yet unreleased) projects
that load modules and plugins, to let them share environments and not
interfere with eachother or the host, etc. That said, I don't
anticipate it taking more than a few minutes to adapt all of these
projects to 5.2.
Sent from my toaster.