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* Chris Babcock <> [110315 14:27]:
> On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 2:29 PM, Tim Johnson <> wrote:
> That's one option. Lua is also the best choice if you have legacy
> software you want to expose as a service or if you want to expose a
> programming API to users.
 Yeah, good to hear, that was in the back of my mind. 
> Sputnik may look a little like the "20 minute wiki" demo from what was
> formerly known as TurboGears, but it's a wiki that lets you do
> everything that could be done in TG 2.x... and do it all from the web
> interface. Sputnik also smokes anything implemented on a Python MVC
> framework in responsiveness despite this additional flexibility. Even
> if you don't want to use Sputnik or expose that kind of power on the
> web interface, you can still use many of the same components in your
> own stack.
> Also, using Lua directly as a data definition language is not the same
> as using Pickle in Python. 
 I've worked with rebol and newlisp and both make saving code much
 easier than in python - and easier to trouble-shoot.
> Lua is very readable in serialized format,
> loads fast, and exhibits stable performance over a well-documented
> range of data set sizes. Not that you can't do relational data with
> Lua, but you get to make that choice.
> There were some good points made about Lua and Apache for the $5
> hosting set and I've been assuming you want something MVC-like, 

  Not really - I had more in mind perhaps some special need not met
  by python, such as lua's embeddability (sp?) I've got my own MVC
  and I hope to make it 'fit' with django, if need be.

  Thanks Chris and also for the CC, I looked at MoSync. Looks like
  lua could be valuable there if it co-exists with C++. I used to
  code in C++, I hated it, from what I've read in the Ierusalimschy
  book I have here - wouldn't one be possible to compile Lua into a
  C++ application as well as a `C` application?

  thanks again
tim at johnsons-web dot com or akwebsoft dot com