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On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 01:01, steve donovan <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 9:17 AM, Axel Kittenberger <> wrote:
>> My 2 cents, as an inteligent modern engineer one should be a bit flexible.
>> I coded a decade pure C before trying Lua, '--' felt strange for a few
>> hours but then it was gone.
> Yes, I used to think that C++ could do everything, and that everything
> should look like C++ ;)
> But I find it _useful_ that Lua does not look like C/C++; it makes me
> load the necessary mental modules.
> It is possible to make Lua look like a C-style bracket language. But
> then that mental shift is harder. Worse, you might think you were
> working in JavaScript and have some very weird surprises!
> steve d.

Indeed, already when I try to write Javascript now I have to keep
convincing myself not to use Lua syntax. I think changing the
languages to be more similar would just add to the confusion.

Sent from my toaster.