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Re: MKLUA variable

On Sun, 31 Oct 2010 21:12:53 +0200
Antti Kantee <> wrote:

> I disagree.  In general the willynilly MKFOO options just add build
> failures, but here more than usual we should consider what the proposed
> used cases are -- MKLUA as a concept is as absurd as MKAWK, MKSH or MKSED.
> (if it's not, i've been listening to the lua marketing department
> too much)

It's possible that MKLUA will eventually be useful to reduce the size,
and increase the performance (if this eventually also affects kernel
Lua) as more and more Lua-written parts become part of base, but I also
see the problem Antti sees:

Lua is now part of NetBSD, so if the package tools, boot scripts and/or
powerd scripts eventually were written in Lua, MKLUA=no would seriously
affect system functionality...

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