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2009/12/15 steve donovan <>:
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 2:28 PM, Eike Decker <> wrote:
>> Shortcoming? PHP IS a shortcoming. I should know, I am working with it
>> regularly and there are a lot of weird behaviors. I mean, take this:
> It must do _something_ right otherwise it wouldn't be so widely used,
> or am I being naive?
> To bring the thread vaguely back to Lua, what libraries does Lua need
> to fill the PHP role?

Lua is certainly better than PHP as scripting language but in order to
replace PHP for server side programming you should:
1- implement a *secure* and *reliable* Apache module for Lua
server-side scripting
2- provide a good set of libraries for most common and not-so-common
  programming tasks
3- convince the Web programmer to adopt Lua instead of PHP

Talking about point 1, you just need a good team determined enough to
achieve this job. I believe that shouldn't be that difficult.

Talking about point 2, I don't know but I've got the idea that Lua
does not have a really good set of libraries. Python is the best for
this and far better than Lua. PHP is not at the level of Python but it
is also well equipped.