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- Subject: RE: Settlers ...
- From: "Philip Plumlee" <phlip@...>
- Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 08:31:56 -0800
> Just if anybody is interested:
> The latest title from the German Company "BlueByte" called
> "Settlers V" is about to be released. It consists of:
> - 500.000 LoC written in C++
> - 150.000 LoC written in LUA
> LUA is used for all the mission scripting and they are very
> happy with it since they started using it in Settlers IV.
> Settler V is one of the major PC gaming titles to hit the
> stores for this Christmas.
The reason they are happy is C++ is statically typed, for execution
efficiency, and Lua is dynamically typed, for cognitive efficiency. It's
easier to code the command-and-control logic when you don't need to
write lots of "dynamic_cast<> ::iterator void ->" all the time.