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- Subject: Re: S.W.O.T analysis
- From: Gé Weijers <ge@...>
- Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 07:25:54 -0700
On Oct 19, 2011, at 5:56, "Patrick Mc(avery"
> Okay let me rephrase, it this way, if we could trade weak tables and closures for a simple python/import mechanism then I think that would be better for the language. I think it needs to stay small to stay away from the bigger language's market but not so much that it is hard for a non-programmer to use and that non-programmer friendly features should trump advanced FP features.
Without closures Lua degenerates into another clumsy language. There's
plenty of those, laguages with lots of ad-hoc features and little
expressive power. Python actually implements a simple form of
closures. Java and C++ are getting there too.