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Re: A Library for Converting Data to and from C Structs for Lua

Am 20.11.13 13:33, schrieb Lourival Vieira Neto:
> On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 6:36 AM, Marc Balmer <> wrote:
>> Am 18.11.13 09:07, schrieb Marc Balmer:
>>> Am 17.11.13 13:05, schrieb Marc Balmer:
>>>> I came accross a small library for converting data to an from C structs
>>>> for Lua, written by Roberto Ierusalimschy:
>>>> I plan to import it and to make it available to both lua(1) and lua(4)
>>>> as follows:
>>>> The source code will be imported into
>>>> ${NETBSDSRCDIR}/sys/external/mit/struct unaltered and then be modified
>>>> to compile on NetBSD.
>>>> Then ${NETBSDSRCDIR}/sys/module/luastruct/ and
>>>> ${NETBSDSRCDIR}/lib/lua/struct/ directories will be added with the
>>>> respective Makefiles etc.
>>> After discussion we lneto@ and others we realised that there are several
>>> such libraries around, and that I as well as lneto@ wrote one.  SO we
>>> decided to merge our works and have a library that allows to
>>> encode/decode structured binary data in one call (my work) and that
>>> allows to access individual fields as well (lneto@'s work).
>>> Now we need a name that covers both uses cases.  It could be "memory"
>>> because it deals with memory, or just "data", which I favour.
>>> Opinions on the name?
>> Since no one replied, it will go by the name 'data' and be available for
>> "both" Luas.
> 'Data' is fine for me; I don't have a better suggestion anyway =).
>> @lneto: I will start with the pack/unpack parts, you can then add your
>> stuff whenever you want, ok?
> Just fine for me. However, I think we need to define the API before
> (re)starting coding.

Yes.  I will meet Justin at LWS, discuss with him, and then mail out
what we discussed, so you can chime in.  ok?

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