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On Monday 03 January 2011 05:39:57 Dirk Laurie wrote:

> 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.

I'm thinking maybe it's for prototyping and non-redistributable programs 
because of the lack of good, sturdy, easy to use tools. I KNOW it's not 
because of Lua's speed (it's fast for an interpreter). I know it's not because 
of Lua's ease of use, because Lua's as easy or easier than Perl, Python and 
Ruby, all of which are used for redistributable programs and production grade 
programs. And last but not least, it's not because of a lack of power -- once 
again from what I see the basic Lua language is more powerful than the basic 
languages of Perl, Python and Ruby.


Steve Litt
Recession Relief Package