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I have personally tested  lua, perl, python, tcl by writing
similar scripts. I found lua to be much faster (sorry cannot quantify
But the thing that really made me embrace lua is the sheer elegance
of the language.
Although relatively new, it is a very stable code.
The source code is still < 10k lines (compare with 60k+ lines for
I do not think going with lua can be a bad choice any which way one
looks at it.
But again this is just my opinion..


Nick Trout wrote:
> Does anyone know how Lua compares in speed with other scripting languages.
> eg. Python. ?
> Is there any timing comparisons anywhere?
> Cheers,
> Nick