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I have a Makefile for building in Linux but the instructions for
building in WIndows are comments in the INSTALL file that I have taken
on trust:

/* on Windows, define the symbols 'LUA_BUILD_AS_DLL' and 'LUA_LIB' and
 * compile and link with stub library lua52.lib (for lua52.dll)
 * generating xtable.dll. If necessary, generate lua52.lib and lua52.dll by
 * compiling Lua sources with 'LUA_BUILD_AS_DLL' defined.

I have no idea how to manipulate those into a form that will make
"luarocks install" work on a Windows system.

2015-09-05 16:10 GMT+02:00 Philipp Janda <>:
> Am 05.09.2015 um 08:47 schröbte Dirk Laurie:
>> 2015-09-05 0:18 GMT+02:00 Peter Aronoff <>:
>>> Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
>>>> 2015-09-04 20:43 GMT+02:00 Hisham <>:
>>>>> Is it available on LuaRocks?
>>>> There is a certain amount of work necessary for putting something on
>>>> LuaRocks, which at present I shirk.
>>> I don't say this to shame you (everyone is allowed to shirk what they
>>> choose to shirk), but after some prodding from friends I finally uploaded
>>> a few things to LuaRocks. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was.
>> I too uploaded something in "pure Lua" and indeed that was not
>> hard. This module, though, would need the following to be done.
>> 1. Backporting to Lua 5.1, selectable by Makefile options. 5.1 seems
>> to be timeless; many systems with baked-in Lua still have only that.
>> 2. Makefile that would be OK for other systems besides Linux.
>> A little history: John Hind and I wrote xtable because we did not like
>> some things the table library did at that time, e,g, you could
>> table.insert(tbl,-5,val) followed by table.remove(tbl,-5) and the
>> table would not be in its original state. We like to think that our
>> efforts contributed to the range checks that were introduced in
>> Lua 5.2.2. Anyway, the pressing need had disappeared. Lua
>> 5.3 paid us the further compliment of introducing a table.move
>> not too dissimilar from our xtable.block.move.
>> But Lua 5.3 also took the dubious step of respecting the __index
>> metamethod in the table library, so maybe an alternative library that
>> does raw accesses is not so redundant after all. OK, I'll put rocking
>> it on my TODO list (some items of which have been there for over
>> ten years, though).
> To get you started ...
> Philipp