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- Subject: RE: Python and Lua
- From: "Ashley Fryer" <lua@...>
- Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 02:47:49 -0700
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> Behalf Of Nick Trout
> Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2000 9:31 AM
> And why has the Python user base grown so rapidly? Because its
> easy, they have a
> very friendly, generous and collaborative development community
> and there's
> absolutely loads of Python scripts all over the web. But, Python
> has different
> goals its scripting language etc.
I think you've identified the main issue here. Lua is marketed as an
extension language, and thus it has attracted a different community than
Python. We, myself included, would prefer to hide in our caves and develop
private, proprietary extensions rather than shared, public extensions.
Thus, Python will always have a wider range of 3rd party support, and a
consequently larger user base.