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- Subject: Re: Best and Worst of Lua
- From: John Belmonte <john@...>
- Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 17:31:22 -0400
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.