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- Subject: Re: Switch/Case statements revisited
- From: Norman Ramsey <nr@...>
- Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 19:07:21 -0500
> Ah, what I was thinking is that it is easy to customize Lua to _be_
> the DSL,
Yes, that's how we use Haskell! Major win.
> Haskell would seriously scare your users if you exposed them to it ;)
Some users scare more easily than others :-)
Haskell is enjoying inexplicable growth right now...
after 20 years, suddenly it's looking like an overnight success...
Ironically, I suspect Perl 6 has a lot to do with this
(thanks to Audrey Tang).
> steve d.
> On 11/11/07, Norman Ramsey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > Lua is a very good language for writing DSLs (or 'little languages'
> > > as the old-style Unix people called them).
> > With respect, I find Lua not such a good language for writing DSLs.
> > Haskell is a very good language for writing DSLs; compared to Haskell,
> > I find Lua barely adequate for these sorts of experiments.