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On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 1:47 PM, Chris Babcock <> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 11:25 PM, Jayanth Acharya <> wrote:
>> Q1. Unable to reach & ! Any idea as to
>> when they might come back, or they are not being maintained anymore
>> (don't seem to be so though) ?
> It's temporary.
>> Q3. Anyone using Lua for some REST based webservice project ? Would
>> appreciate pointers ? Is it well suited for this purpose ?
> As a REST client -
> As a dispatcher -
> Lua is a good tool. It's fast, light and easy to code. If you need a
> big web framework or a lot of choices in libraries then there may be
> better choices for you, but Lua 5.x has been stable for a long time.
> That does a lot to leverage the talent of the community and, while
> it's still a trifle naive to say "if there's a C library for then
> there's a Lua library for it" it's not quite as naive as saying the
> same thing about Python. ;)

Thanks Chris. Had a look at kepler, and my first impression is, it
looks a bit complicated to use. However that is quite likely to an
incorrect impression due to my lack of familiarity with Lua itself.
Will explore it further, and particularly Copas.

Was attracted to Lua simply due to it's fast, lightweight, and
familiar feel (has a bit of Erlang, bit of Python, tiny bit of Java
and lot of C appeal to it). I agree that probably expecting
heavy-weight CMS'ish frameworks might not be quite right, but I was
looking for something that really eases development, helps minimize
lines-of-code. At the outset Lua looks very simple, and elegant, so I
am eager to learn more.