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- Subject: Re: Lua and Neko comparison
- From: Philippe Lhoste <PhiLho@...>
- Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 19:06:16 +0200
Sam Roberts wrote:
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
Chris is looking for a flame fest... :-)
Oddball? I find this syntax very easy and pleasant.
I am used to C-like syntax, and appreciate it too, but I don't find Lua
syntax to be an obstacle to learning. Actually, I would prefer to teach
Other than lua doesn't have the C boolean operators (&&, ||, !), which I
I don't miss them. Only the boolean operators...
and the fact you have to do function calls with a ()
unless the argument is a string (which I keep forgetting)
That's not mandatory, just some syntactic sugar. print"Foo" vs.
print("Foo"), not a big deal.
anything particularly odd about its syntax I can see.
Hear, hear! :-)
Maybe it is I
Well, it looks like C (or Java), that's why IT people like it, they
don't like to learn new stuff... ;-)
Didn't know it was
a 600lb gorilla.
If that means it is slow and big (compared to Lua), yes.
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
It is used for much more than Web pages. Eg. in GreaseMonkey (OK, that's
for Web pages...), Mozilla extensions, Windows scripting (WSH/JScript),
SVG and lot more.
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