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- Subject: Re: When to use Lua
- From: "Ken Smith" <kgsmith@...>
- Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 13:33:50 -0700
On 9/26/06, Jason T. Slack <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I stumbled upon Lua when reading about Adobe Lightroom.
I write a text editor and backup software, under what circumstances
would I want to use Lua in my applications? What does it do for me?
This is a big question but, as a very new Lua user, let me tell you
places where I will use Lua from now on.
- configuration files
Forget .ini and its ilk. Lua is simple and lightweight enough to
use for this
- exposing program internals to savvy end users
Perhaps your editor could use a scripting language for automation?
- real programs
In the future, when I write a program in C or C++, I will do all I can to
write the bulk of it in Lua and only use C/C++ to expose otherwise
system internals. Hashtables are the king of datastructures and I
wonder why I ever need anything else :)