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

On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 10:38 AM, Marc Balmer <> wrote:
> 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?

Alright.. I'll try to send some thoughts too in the meanwhile..

Lourival Vieira Neto

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