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steve donovan wrote:
On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 12:29 PM, Alexander Gladysh wrote:
But I do not think that the posts like "Why nobody talks about Lua?"
can do much. Or do you want to attract all active language-haters and
explain them that they are wrong?

2 (cheap) cents... We've been fed too much showbiz and hype in the IT world that it has become what we are accustomed to, even if we ourselves don't engage in such behaviour. And on the Internet, it's too easy (and fun) to be opinionated and engage in language wars. Opinions are very, very, very cheap on the Internet.

Of course, showbiz and hype works, and IT's marketing side is learning fast too. Good luck if you want to actually compete on their terms...

I say that if all Lua users talk about Lua, we'd still be a much smaller community than the big guns. We're not going to seem "big" unless we engage in unnatural amounts of hype and hoopla. On the other hand, not engaging in hype is a marketing tactic too...

Also, we should remember that Lua is not actually competing directly against the "big gun" scripting languages, so most direct comparisons will inevitably be unfavourable.

I don't think "nobody talks about Lua" is a big problem in the same vein that BMW doesn't worry about being Number One in the quantity of cars manufactured sense. :-)

Kein-Hong Man (esq.)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia