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On Sun, Jan 02, 2011 at 01:09:29AM +0200, Axel Kittenberger wrote:
> Personally I wonder if this strong focus to Python-like is a good 
> idea, but this is just a far away general consideration, nothing 
> I could now prove close up. 

Lua is designed to be inside, not outside.  In Ubuntu Lucid there 
are 2000 packages with "python" on their names, most of them
reinventions of the wheel or bindings for libraries so you can
reinvent the wheel for yourself.  They're written by Python 
fundamentalists.  That's not the Lua way.  Lua says: leave the
hardware and the time-critical code to C (or whatever), but do
the user configuration and intricate logic in Lua.  The end user
does not even need to know you've linked in the Lua library.

Sure, we all write stand-alone Lua applications, I've plenty of
files starting #!/usr/bin/lua, but that's for prototyping and
non-redistributable programs.