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- Subject: Re: Suitability of Lua as a First Programming Language?
- From: David Manura <dm.lua@...>
- Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 22:45:53 -0400
On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 4:29 PM, David Given wrote:
> - - Python libraries *rock*....Lua's libraries can't match Python's, I'm afraid.
> - - Python *scales* more nicely than Lua. Every time I write a big app in
> Lua I find myself fighting the module system;
> Well, I've already done WordGrinder, so I know it's possible... but I
> did end up fighting the module system all the way, and I did end up
> having to bolt stuff into a custom interpreter because the libraries I
> wanted weren't available. So it's hard to say.
Would you see any value in http://labix.org/lunatic-python ? I've
tried it out but haven't much used it for real work. I'd also prefer
if the licensing was simplified to MIT (and even considered rewriting
it because of that since since the potential for bringing Python
modules into Lua and distributing it as a single package seems huge).
On the module system, you replied :
> > Errm, maybe I'm missing something here, but couldn't you just say:
> > module( ..., package.seeall )
> That's a very good question. When I come up with an answer
> I'll let you know...
Is there any update on that? (I've had my own thoughts .)