On 20.09.2020 10:23, Thomas Klausner wrote: > Hi! > > According to upstream, development on lua 5.1 and 5.2 has stopped > (the supported versions are 5.3 and 5.4). > > The current=last version of lua 5.1 is 5.1.5 from 2012. > > The current=last version of lua 5.2 is 5.2.4 from 2015. > I recommend to keep lua51 (and lua52, lua53, ...) around for the foreseeable future as: - There is a community of people using at most Lua 5.1 in all their projects, including new code. - Once one Lua version was integrated into a 3rd party software, there is usually no reason to upgrade at all. - Lua is selfcontained and small. - LuaJIT reflects Lua 5.1. There are some limitations of Lua 5.1/LuaJIT (like, no 64bit integer type), but they are unimportant in their domain.
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