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On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 13:39, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
> 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.

My 200+ KLOC of Lua code do not agree with this assumption.