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I think the topics is very interesting, but sorry for a late 

I found Lua is the best in data description for various molecular
biology data, such as human genome databases. Since these data changes
very frequently, usual RDB and XML do not work well for needs from
individual biologists.

In terms of design principles of Lua language, I think that authors
described them clearly on their paper,

Because it was very important for my work,
I have translated into Japanese language under permissions of
authors and publisher. The translation uses much casual style.
Thank you very much.

--- Yutaka Ueno

"davefowle" <> wrote:

> to find out more about how such Lua functions are designed and used.
> What do such domain-specific functions read like? What design
> principles should be followed, so that the language is as easy as
> posssible to program?