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It is hard to resist adding an opinion.

My experience is that most software projects that use script, have selected
the language based on non-technical considerations. The selection is based
entirely on sales/marketing preconceptions or and/or the prejudices of an
encumbent (but not very talented) software engineer.

Lua does not really have a publicity/marketing division, so it is difficult
to see how it might compete with C# or Java.

As an example, methinks tthat World of Warcrafts success with Lua has had
more impact that any arguments of technical merit.

Lua is also in a different headspace. It is not just a language, it is
"an extensible extension language".

David Burgess.