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LuaRocks with Symlinks

LuaRocks can be used as a very nice build system for both pure Lua modules and Lua/C modules. Coupled with a sandboxed Lua/LuaRocks installation it also makes a nice development system (using luarocks make). But the changes introduced by LuaRocks 2.0 slowed down luarocks make to virtually instantaneous (quick enough to assign a keybinding in your text editor, for example) to taking more than a second, enough to break the edit-test flow. But monkeypatching comes to the rescue:

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