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On Sep 20, 2006, at 10:06 AM, Philippe Lhoste wrote:

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 Lua to non-programmers than teaching C or _javascript_...

Oh, come on. We haven't had a flame fest in a really long time :-)

It is oddball if you are coming from a scripting world dominated by _javascript_ syntax. I'm not saying I don't like it, it's just oddball. I like LOTS of oddball things :-)

~Chris                       And now, an important message from Microsoft:  "Dear aunt, let's set so double the killer delete select all"