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On 23/01/2011 20:30, Dirk Laurie wrote:
In all other lists on programming languages that I have known,
the mix is something like this:
Suggestions for possible changes to the language: 0%

Then you don't read the Scala mailing lists. They even have one (scala-debate) for such discussions! Maybe such discussions occur more for (relatively) young languages. Lua isn't young anymore, but it was younger some years ago (necessarily...) and way younger than, say, C, and perhaps tradition on such arguments is being perpetuated. And the fact that Lua hasn't a C-like syntax, which is still used by a vast majority of programmers (if we enclose C++, C#, JavaScript, Java, Perl, PHP and some others), you get people uneasy with the syntax (never had a problem with it, personally).

Note that some of these discussions led to interesting changes, like support of coroutines, or, finally, of bit operations.

Philippe Lhoste
--  (near) Paris -- France
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