The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Stupid GitHub tricks

All that work parsing git repositories was for naught—it seems you can link to individual files on GitHub (go figure!). So now I can create a rockspec per module, like:

package = "org.conman.tcc"
version = "1.0.0-0"

source =
{
  url = "https://raw.github.com/spc476/lua-conmanorg/1.0.0/src/tcc.c"
}

description =
{
  homepage = "http://...",
  maintainer = "Sean Conner <sean@conman.org>",
  license    = "LGPL",
  summary    = "Lua wrapper for TCC",
  detailed   = [[
	Blah blah blah
  ]]
}

dependencies =
{
  "lua ~> 5.1"
}

external_dependencies =
{
  TCC = { header = "libtcc.h" }
}

build =
{
  type = "builtin",
  copy_directories = {},
  modules =
  {
    ['org.conman.tcc'] = 
    {
      sources   = { 'tcc.c' },
      libraries = { "tcc" },
    }
  },

  variables =
  {
    CC = "$(CC) -std=c99",
    CFLAGS = "$(CFLAGS)",
    LFLAGS = "$(LIBFLAG)",
    LUALIB = "$(LIBDIR)"
  }
}

(this particular module embeds a C compiler in Lua, which is something I do need to talk about).

But it isn't like I wasted time on this. No, I don't view it that way at all. In fact, I learned a few things—how to parse git repositories, how to parse a variable amount of data in LPeg and I have code to extract a single file into its own git repository if I ever have that need again.

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