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Asko Kauppi wrote:
> 1. Lua is best for embedded cases where string handling etc. in C would
> _really_ suck.

...which could be said of any language with saner string support than C.

> Lua is best for quick days when things need to be done to work (with as
> few lines as possible)

I don't agree.  For shortest average completion time of a random
programming task, you will benefit from a large number of available
libraries (e.g. see Perl, Python).  Taking a two day coding detour to
compensate for modules which already exist in the mature stand-alone
scripting languages is not productive to your task at hand.

Lua is best for plenty of things, just not what you mention.