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- Subject: Re: Where to advertise/look for libraries (Was: Expanding the standard library functions?)
- From: Paul Merrell <marbux@...>
- Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:51:24 -0800
On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 6:02 AM, Peter Aronoff <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm not sure if this was specifically for me or a general reminder, but I'm
> curious about it either way.
More a general reminder; I saw URLs for several libraries flying by
that weren't on the wiki page.
> When I need a lua library, my first instinct isn't to go to that wiki at
> all, but to go to LuaRocks. And it's suprising to me that the wiki
> doesn't even mention LuaRocks.
> I'm wonder if this is just a cultural split between (relatively) newer and
> older users of Lua. I'd be curious to hear other thoughts.
LuaRocks is great if you are building an implementation from scratch.
But life becomes more complicated with LuaRocks if you're working with
a program that embeds Lua 5.3. At least the last time I checked,
Rockspecs weren't including version information for the versions of
Lua supported and when you lack the ability to embed LuaRocks because
you're using a program that embeds Lua developed by someone else, the
wiki page becomes the favored starting point.
At least for me. YMMV.
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