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- Subject: Re: Why Lua is not BASIC
- From: Scott Morgan <blumf@...>
- Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 16:01:54 +0000
Rici Lake wrote:
On 29-Nov-04, at 8:52 AM, Scott Morgan wrote:
The code comparison at the end was a little cheeky, having the input
data as lua code, no wonder the lua program to parse it was shorter! :-)
Surely that is precisely the point, though? Lua was designed so that
its native syntax is appropriate for configuration files.
Good point, I didn't think about it that way, still cheating though :)
Personally, I'd prefer to specify data in Lua format than in a CSV
file. :) Perhaps the people who use your software have a different
syntactic bias, though.
It's more a case of getting data from other peoples software who
can't/won't use lua syntax.
In my case mostly from Visual Basic users who'll just stare blankly at
you the moment you ask for data in some non-MSDN flavour of the month