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Re: Lua modules, paths, man pages etc.

On Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 09:46:01AM +0200, Marc Balmer wrote:
> I am working on a Lua module which I will commit soon (it's an interface
> to gpio, so that gpio(4) can be used from Lua scripts).
> Since this will be the first Lua module in our tree, it will set the
> standard for further modules, so I think we should briefly think about
> what to put where.
> We need a place for the source code.
> Is src/lib/lua<whatever>/ rasonable?  (Lua modules that are written in C
> are shared objects.).  Or should it be src/lua/<whatever>/?  I tend to
> prefer the latter.

I would think the logical place would be in src/lib/lua since they will
end up in usr/lib/lua. Whenever I want to find the source for a particular
program or whatever, the first place in the tree I look is where it is
in the filesystem. And it is confusing when it isn't where I naively
think that it should be.

> We need a Makefile fragment.
> We need  Ideas about that one?

Will there also be a script that will search, find, and download modules
from common Lua repositories, like LuaRocks?

Christopher Berardi

Be still, and know that I am God (Psalms 46:10)

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