Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Lua 5.3
From: João Valverde <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2016 21:17:35 +0100

On 08/08/2016 05:58 PM, Pascal Quantin wrote:
Hi João,

2016-08-08 18:52 GMT+02:00 João Valverde
<[email protected]
<mailto:[email protected]>>:

    Is moving to Lua 5.3 something we should look into?

    The 64 bit integer support seems really promising.

Hariel explained us that Lua 5.3 was a completely different language (a
bit like what you have between Python 2.X and 3.X). You can find much
more info (from people knowing what they are taling about - so not me
;)) in bug 10881.


Thanks for that Pascal. The only sane way to approach the issue IMHO is to accept that this may and probably will break backward compatibility (not even think about supporting 5.1 or 5.2) and just consider whether that break is justified (hint: it is).
Not that I have the skills to do the port, just the time and 
stubbornness to attempt it. :-)