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I kind of like the assumption that nobody talks about Lua because we
don't want some odd crowd from another language invading our turf.

On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 5:23 AM, KHMan <> wrote:
> 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. :-)
> --
> Cheers,
> Kein-Hong Man (esq.)
> Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia