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On Jan 30, 2005, at 06:40, Chris Pressey wrote:

Object-oriented languages have a nasty tendency to model everything as
an object (because that's all they know.)  Functional languages are
equally prone to modelling everything as a function. Personally, I like
Lua because it is closer to being multiparadigmal, but without being

As Jules put it:

"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee."

-- Jules, Pulp Fiction, Ezekiel 25:17 among others

In other words, I not very interesting in debating the relative merit of "Software Cult A" versus "Software Cult B". I'm mostly learning Lua for personal entertainment. I'm not looking for a new meaning of life:

Please indulge me :)

Some weekend reading:

"On the diffusion of Christopher Alexander's "A Pattern Language" into Software Architecture"
-- Rohit Khare, April 19, 1995


PA, Onnay Equitursay