Thread: Lua missing definitions (compiled from source)

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    Didn't know about that, thanks

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    Okay I took a look at it and while I like it, it clashes a bit with make's original design philosophy which I'm sure simplified to "know nothing, make everything"

    Edit: What I mean is a lua based makefile handler should know jack about what it's building so I will continue with mine but I will start thinking of a new name once I get it to compile again
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    So, are you still are not going to build lua and link to its static library?

    If yes, I think you will likely fail.

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    ...hmm, seems I downloaded the wrong copy of the source, downloaded via different link, overwrote and the "undefined reference..." for the lua stuff just vanished, still got problem with compiler segfaulting though

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    Link I gave earlier will now be broken, project renamed
    GitHub - awsdert/lu: Replacement for make/nmake/GNUMake

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    It seems a combination of the name change, deletion of my project folder and re-cloning my repositry (and a changing a few errors in coding&style) got it to finally compile

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    You didn't use version control despite knowing about Git?

    I siggest putting aside your lake program and starting with a hello world program involving lua. That said, make sure that you can get this to work and hence eliminate the possibility of some setup/environment issue. If you do manage to get it to work, start adding stuff from your lake program, step by step, under version control, so you can find out where it goes wrong.

    In other words, find the smallest program that demonstrates the error. Normally, it would be silly to ask this of an entire non-trivial program, but then people normally use version control for non-trivial programs so that they don't have to do this.

    EDIT: oh, so it seems ypu have solved your problem.
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