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- From: Mel Wilson <mwilson@...>
- Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 21:23:43 -0400
Eric Tetz wrote:
Stephen Kellette wrote:
Much as I like Lua, the purist/stripped down nature of it means that I think
it will be forever a specialist niche language
That's the *point* of Lua.
It's designed to be an extension language, and one of it's stated goal
is to "be small, and have a small implementation. Otherwise, the cost
of adding the library to an application may be too high". Ruby,
My own use for Lua is to let people write plug-ins to run in the
soft-real-time core of a computerized musical instrument. If I find
that Lua is delaying processing my events while it cobbles up names
for its own data structures -- names that no-one should ever care
about -- I will become depressed.