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- Subject: Re: MoonScript, a language that compiles to Lua
- From: Xavier Wang <weasley.wx@...>
- Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 17:19:22 +0800
2011/8/11 Philippe Lhoste <PhiLho@gmx.net>:
> On 11/08/2011 10:27, steve donovan wrote:
>> It does look good. Not sure that the world needs another language, [...]
> A question coming with each announce of a new language, ie. some fifty-two
> times per year (made up figure, of course).
> Particularly in the JVM world, with the announces of Gosu, Mirah, Ceylon,
> Kotlin, etc. "Why make a new language when we have the awesome Scala?" <-
> often prompted because the new languages feel the need to compare to Scala,
> promising more simplicity, while detractors say that then they loose power
> and flexibility.
> Why make a new language?
> - Because it is fun! (that alone is probably the main cause for
> - Because of some frustration with the existing languages (on syntax, on
> limitations, etc.)
> There are some languages inspired more or less by Lua, but not much using
> the LuaVM and even less producing Lua code, so it is an interesting product.
> target for compilers today, because it is so pervasive / cross-platform, and
> recent performances of JS engines make it a more realistic target.
> Philippe Lhoste
> -- (near) Paris -- France
> -- http://Phi.Lho.free.fr
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I think it is not a *new* language -- as it looks very like CoffeeScript :)
- MoonScript, a language that compiles to Lua, leaf corcoran
- Re: MoonScript, a language that compiles to Lua, Xavier Wang
- Re: MoonScript, a language that compiles to Lua, jyf
- Re: MoonScript, a language that compiles to Lua, steve donovan
- Re: MoonScript, a language that compiles to Lua, Philippe Lhoste