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- Subject: Re: Is "scripting" truly Lua's future?
- From: Roberto Ierusalimschy <roberto@...>
- Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 13:25:23 -0300
> Though Roberto's answer made me think for a moment that
> my use of Lua is somehow wrong, My experience has been that given enough
> libraries, Lua is quite good as a primary implementation language.
> Perhaps Roberto is saying that Perl, Python, and the like are better in
> that role, so the best use of Lua is for scripting, the purpose for
> which Lua was originally developed. However, Lua's minimal core and
> relatively painless C API set Lua apart in my mind. [...]
I agree with you, but I think it is difficult to sell this idea of
"small is beautiful" to a larger audience. So, you may qualify that
answer as "For mainstream relevance, the future of Lua is scripting."
(BTW, your own emphasis on a "painless C API" also seems to point to a
"scripting" approach, does it not? ;)