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On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM, sergei karhof <> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 11:14 AM, startx <> wrote:
>> On Sat, 28 Jan 2012 10:47:56 +0100
>> sergei karhof <> wrote:
>>> instance? Could not Lua be used in browsers and do as much a good job as Javascript?
>> probably it could , but there is no browser which supports client side
>> lua
> So, another way of asking the question would be, why is there no
> browser which supports client side lua?

A better question is: why do browsers support *JavaScript*? Where the
heck did this Self-on-acid thing come from? It ships with a particular
runtime environment (in the browser); how did that giant beast come

Note that batteries-not-included JavaScript is not particularly
compelling, and only has a userbase because people already had to
learn it for other things. luvit just crushes Node.js.

IMO an even better question, one I do not understand as much is:

Why was Flash, a proprietary format, something assumed to be present
on people's machines, especially when its implementation was so
user-hostile? Interview question: estimate how many additional tons of
CO2 are in the atmosphere because the plugin and the browsers allowed
Flash apps to spin the CPU at 100% even when people weren't looking at
them. What was the business and contractual model for Adobe and the
browser vendors?

(...did years of bad karma kill Flash, with the iPhone as only the
proximate agent of divine retribution? I dunno, ask Real Networks.)


Strong authentication just proves which chump is in front of the keyboard.