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- Subject: Re: Patchless modification of Lua source code
- From: Dibyendu Majumdar <mobile@...>
- Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2018 22:35:50 +0000
On Mon, 19 Nov 2018 at 09:10, Dirk Laurie <email@example.com> wrote:
> Over the years, there have been several replies to suggested patches
> on this list, saying "no need to patch Lua".
> So all that is necessary is:
> 1. In the Lua source directory, save your modified files with another
> prefix, say "my", instead ol "l" starting their names, e.g.
> 'myctype.c' and 'mylex.c'.
> 2. When you want a new 'lua' including your most recent modifcations:
> rm my*.o # necessary because the Makefile does not know about them
> make linux -e "LUA_O= lua.o myctype.o mylex.o"
Hi I think this is a bad idea; this is okay for quick hacks but not
the best way to build production software. I think the issues have
been discussed in detail so I won't go into that. But here is an
interesting take on how to build software:
Jonathan Blow on Libraries for his new games programming language: