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On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 09:23:42AM -0700, Chris Marrin wrote:
> A good point and one we all know well. But the sad fact remains that  
> Lua's oddball syntax is what keeps it from having better penetration  
> into corporate culture. This is perhaps only sad to me, because I want  

Do you really think people around you would have been OK with lua if
there had been little adjustments to its syntax? That surprises me, I'd
think there would be more to that in language choice. And if they are
trying use javascript for everything, its a bit hard to blame them!

Btw, I don't know any javascript, I worked in C++, now mostly C, with
day-to-day scripting in sh, then perl, and now pretty much
exclusively ruby.

Other than lua doesn't have the C boolean operators (&&, ||, !), which I
keep forgetting, and the fact you have to do function calls with a ()
unless the argument is a string (which I keep forgetting), there isn't
anything particularly odd about its syntax I can see. Maybe it is I
who will find javascript weird if I ever learn it. Didn't know it was
a 600lb gorilla. Last I heard, it was the cockroach in the cracks of web
pages called when people pushed buttons on webapps. I must be out of
touch :-)