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- Subject: Re: Lua on Reddit again
- From: Andrew Lentvorski <bsder@...>
- Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:55:25 -0800
On 1/31/11 10:27 AM, Petite Abeille wrote:
Hmmm... is that obsession with "taking off" a form of personal insecurity?
No, but if you are being responsible when choosing your programming
language, it causes you to stop and ask: "Is there a *good* reason this
hasn't taken off?"
Also, if I'm an open source project, the probability of getting someone
else to help with the project is some function of the popularity of the
language in which it is written. The fact that nobody knows Modula is
almost certainly one of the reasons the autoconf tools suck so badly.
Going in and knocking off a sharp corner, fixing a bug, or even making
something significantly better is hard when nobody knows the
Finally, there's support. I recall the Adobe team commenting that they
had to write a *LOT* of tool support for Lua when they used. Sorry.
Most companies don't have that kind of resource. If the language is
popular, *I* won't have to do that work.
I have no particular opinion about whether Lua should or should not be
more popular. However, the fact that it is or isn't has significant