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- Subject: Re: Lua and Neko comparison
- From: Philippe Lhoste <PhiLho@...>
- Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 14:15:33 +0200
Chris Marrin wrote:
is used on a large percentage of them (certainly much larger than ANY
other language :-) I would have to call it a 600lb gorilla, if you're
talking about scripting languages.
Most of this code is copy/paste, that doesn't mean there are so many
people able to program it, beside stopping the right-click.
compatible" that would go a long way toward making an argument for it.
As it is, using 'and' rather than '&&', '~=' rather than '!=' and '--'
rather than '//' are just showstoppers.
Wow, it doesn't take you much to be stopped (no you, but other people in
It is the sign of some rigid minds, sticking to minor details rather
than overall principles.
It reminds me of the PoLS principle loved by Ruby fans: principle of
least surprise. Meaning "let's adhere to C (or Perl) syntax and names as
much as possible to ease the learning". That suppose most people
Likely, given the popularity of these languages, but restrictive. What
about Pascal, Basic, not to mention Lisp or non-programmers?
I found more difficult to adapt to some of the functional programming
principles behind Lua, and I still don't use weak tables, coroutines,
etc., that to learn the easy and descriptive syntax.
-- (near) Paris -- France
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