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Re: Lua as a scripting language in NetBSD

On Oct 18, 2009, at 10:40 AM, Marc Balmer wrote:

Am 18.10.2009 um 19:29 schrieb Antti Kantee:

1) come up with and implement 2-n cool $frobnitz applications.
when people tell you should have used the excellent metapeel language
 instead, you can politely tell them that you have already done the
 work and they can put out and demonstrate by code how metapeel is so
 much better or they can shut up.
2) forget about it

I am opposed to "wishful thinking" additions to the base system without
any real evidence of the actual usefulness.

I said severalt times that this is not wishful thinking, but based on some need. But I was asked to discuss the general case first, which is what I did.

Well, from my reading of this thread, there is a strong desire from a number of concerned parties to see real evidence that Lua is something we need in the base system. The general case is too easily debated, as we have seen in this thread. If you want to see Lua added to the base system, I think Antti's first option above is a very good way to go. If you feel that's too much and feel like playing the chicken and egg card again, at least give some flushed out

In case it's not clear, this is me (for now) opposing adding Lua to the base system.

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