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- Subject: Re: Lua is about to become history
- From: Reuben Thomas <rrt@...>
- Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 10:42:22 +0100 (BST)
"[Lua] now supports extensible semantics, anonymous functions, full
lexical closures, proper tail recursion, and coroutines".
Curiously, this list of features is what many languages are proud of
adding as they evolve. It sounds like "Lua started off as a quick hack
with interesting features a, b, and c but has now added all the usual
features of Lisp." You could phrase it alternatively: "Lua now has all
the features expected from a modern dynamic language, as well as
refining its own distinctive features".
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