Perhaps you are new here - so you may not be aware.
Lua team do not take patches.
Oh yes, I heard that.
But patches are the usual way to contribute and make it very clear what is being suggested, which can avoid a dozen messages.
Also the Lua code is extremely well thought out and has over 20 years
of effort behind it. There are still bugs and if you find a bug, you
should report it. But it is presumptuous to suggest code changes
without a proper understanding of it.
I could sit, waiting for improvements too.
But I want Lua to be faster and safer.
I'm trying to do that.
IMHO, you could do the same, don't you think.