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On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 8:30 PM, Tim Johnson <> wrote:
> I would welcome sincere comments on whether lua might be useful for
> me. I don't mean to troll for an argument or a language war, but
> just to see if there might be practical application for me to learn
> lua.

[note: some points below already in the thread]

If the main interest is using existing libraries then PHP, Python and
Ruby may be best.

OTH, Lua is best if you want to bind to C/C++ libraries (yours or
others), where you create a simple binding for what's needed instead
of mapping the full C/C++ interface in Lua.

Also, the Lua wiki is an excellent resource for picking up snippets to
quickly put together a simple web framework. The Lua user base is
growing and very advanced (many coming from embedded or game

Regarding open source libraries for mobile development:

For iphone, seems great.
I wonder if there is something open source like this for Android
(beyond android-scripting), anybody ?