[CMake] CMake and Lua

Brandon Van Every bvanevery at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 00:03:58 EST 2008

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 11:41 PM, Sebastien BARRE
<sebastien.barre at kitware.com> wrote:
> At 2/28/2008 09:06 PM, Brandon Van Every wrote:
>  > >  So, I guess I will wait until then, and you can prove me wrong...  Until
>  > >  then, can you give it a break?
>  >
>  >Sure.  Long as you realize that not everybody shares your pessimism
>  >about translators, and that if you do implement Lua support, people
>  >will attempt it.
>  You've got a deal. I'll make sure to swing by Bill's office tomorrow
>  and remind him about his "realization". Let me write that down. On a
>  post-it or something.
>  2 years break, that's a bargain Bill.

On that note, be sure to include actually implementing Lua.

>  >If CMake went to Lua, presumably these IDEs would want to do the same
>  >things in Lua.
>  That's indeed obvious, these IDEs would absolutely switch to LUA too.
>  Do they have a mailing list? My gut feeling is that they would want
>  to hear about it. Like now.

If you are pro-Lua then you can certainly make them aware.

>  >I've written 1/2 of a translator for a much harder problem.
>  >[...] but I've proven the
> >viability of large scale translation in general, even using extremely
>  >crude methods.
>  And by proving it you mean it was never adopted or even finished, and
>  it is actually not translating anything that can build Mozilla.
>  Because if that's the case, I prove it too. It's made of air. I stock
>  it in a jar, but it's at the bottom of a river at the moment.

It's one thing to throw stones.  It's another thing to actually
attempt it, and get pretty far to making it work.  Finish schminish.
I finished Chicken Scheme's build, to a professional level, and it got
thrown out anyways.  People either want to make something happen or
they don't.  There is no technical barrier to this, only a labor

Brandon Van Every

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