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- Subject: Re: [mildly OT] Some info about Python
- From: Dibyendu Majumdar <mobile@...>
- Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2020 23:14:50 +0000
On Sat, 1 Feb 2020 at 22:14, Sean Conner <email@example.com> wrote:
> It was thus said that the Great Andrew Starks once stated:
> > The benefit of a standard library, independent/separated from Lua and it’s
> > development, is clear to me. It’s an idea that has been had before, but
> > why is it so hard to make it happen?
> Someone has to do the work (I'm trying, and doing it publically on this
> list, but I'm getting little feedback). Then people have to use it, which
> is probably harder than writing it in the first place.
I am sorry to say this but I think it is a futile exercise because the
greatest challenge for you will be to convince others that your
definition of a standard library is better than the libraries they
already use. Added to this there are various risks:
a) How can folks be sure the library will be maintained and supported?
b) If Lua team decide to issue a competing incompatible library then
it would negate all your efforts.
I would suggest instead to make your existing libraries work on
Windows and Mac OSX; I would be very happy to include them in Suravi.