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Jason T. Slack 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?



With respect to text editing, you might want to look at Scite ( for ideas. There's a version that's had Lua embedded for various tasks. See

You could write a backup utility using Lua for most of the glue, leaving the guts to be written as dll extensions. Toss in wxLua and you've got potential for a GUI based platform-independent utility.

Dave LeBlanc
Seattle, WA USA