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Re: lua: pending patches

> Hi Alexander,
> On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 5:01 PM, Alexander Nasonov 
> <> wrote:
>> Lourival Vieira Neto wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> Here are some pending patches which I want to commit:
>>> Please, could someone review
>>> them?
>>> Thank you in advance!
>>> --
>>> 0007:
>>>    lua: updated from 5.1 to 5.3 work3
>> I will review the changes later but I wonder why the rush to update lua
>> to work-in-progress version?
> I don't think we rush. Marc and I have discussed on this and we
> conclude that Lua 5.3 is sufficiently stable and have significant
> advantages over Lua 5.2, such as integer subtype and bitwise
> operators.

I like to add that not only Lourival and I discussed this, but we discussed 
this with Roberto Ierusalimschy, one of the authors of Lua as well.  Back in 
2013 at the Lua workshop 2013 in Toulouse.  It was actually Lua's author who 
recommended we go with 5.3.  The fact that 5.3 is officially tagged "beta" has 
more to do with how the Lua team releases Lua (their "process") than with the 
language itself.

So 5.3 is not "work in progress" anymore.

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