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Re: Removing lua51 (and possibly lua52) after the branch?

On 20.09.2020 10:23, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> Hi!
> According to upstream, development on lua 5.1 and 5.2 has stopped[1]
> (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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