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- Subject: Lua on Reddit again
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 11:20:00 +0200
(Well, somebody has to read Reddit so other people can be productive)
Some of the quotes should be familiar to us regulars. As to why Lua
has not 'taken off':
[[There is no bunch of business types hyping it as the next silver
bullet. Lua is a fantastic language, but there is no hype so the
sheeple don't use it. There's more to market share than quality
unfortunately. I don't mind tho, Lua is great, let the ignorant use
perl/python/ruby; no loss to Lua users.
I've said elsewhere, I don't mind the 1-based thing, I even appreciate
it sometimes, but yeah the control syntax could be reworked.
Maybe it would be a different language that would compile to Lua
(coffeeLua), but what I'd like to see is a lighter function and block
syntax, and a lighter, more expression-based control structure syntax.
It would probably require a reworking of scope rules, maybe a hard
look at return, but it could be done, and the result would be the most
glorious language ever.
The 'we don't want popularity' meme, together with syntax changes. I
suppose once a curly bracket person, always a curly bracket person ...
Another short response to that question:
* No Java-like OO
* No string support, only 1byte char lists.
* Awkward syntax
* Meta-tables makes people feel uncomfortable
People seem to be very definite about their comfort zone with