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- Subject: Re: Lua and Neko comparison
- From: Etan Reisner <deryni@...>
- Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 16:37:20 -0400 (EDT)
On Wed, 20 Sep 2006, Chris Marrin wrote:
In other words, once you throw out all the things in Lua that are different
Well, let's see. Lua has better GC and a faster interpreter. If the
But I'm sorry. I always think something useful can come out of these
exchanges. But there is a chasm between each and every scripting language
which seems impossible to ever bridge. I'm sure we could be having this same
conversation on the Python, Ruby and Perl forums - with the same conclusions.
The only conclusion I can draw from all this is that I need to stick to
doing! Maybe someday it will be as fast as Lua and you will all come begging
to me to use it. And I will let you use it... for a price :-)
~Chris And now, an important message from Microsoft:
firstname.lastname@example.org "Dear aunt, let's set so double the killer delete select
I've stayed out of this thread because I have had nothing to add (and
because I only just joined the list a week or so ago). But if I'm
reading this last message of yours correctly you seem to be indicating
that you thought you were engaging in useful discussion up until now
when you seem to indicate that you feel that the lua camp is closing
ranks and ignoring you because of this 'chasm' you spoke of. I would
like to suggest that perhaps the problem here is what you seemed to be
trying to achieve in this discussion versus what you think you were
trying to achieve.
You might have been trying to open up dialog on what you perceive as the
costs of luas "oddball" syntax but what it seemed like to me (and I'm
assuming other people) was more of a statement to the effect that lua
needs to get its act together and fix the syntax in order to 'make it'
for some definition of 'make it'. You also seemed to not want to really
listen to any arguments about the fact that syntax should be one of the
more minor concerns to choice of development platform (though higher
priority for end-user exposure). So take a look at this thread again
please, before you go off in a huff and make sure it came out the way
you meant it to.
Also think about what you hoped would happen as a result of this thread,
since advocating for large wholesale changes to the existing syntax of a
language is not exactly something that many people will jump on top of
easily nor is it something that can easily just happen.
P.S. If I misunderstood your comments or your tone I apologize, I also
apologize if I insulted anyone or misstated anyone it was inadvertent I