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- Subject: Re: Why isn't Lua more widely used?
- From: Miles Bader <miles@...>
- Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:38:53 +0900
Laurent FAILLIE <email@example.com> writes:
> - LUA is very easy to understand and start with ... but with strings
> manipulation. Something that is very easy in C or PHP like token parsing
> is a tedious task in LUA.
Maybe a bit of a tangent, but Lua + LPEG pretty much eats everything
else alive when it comes to easy/fast/super-powerful parsing.
[In C you have a situation where _extremely_ simple parsing is
reasonably easy (with strok or something), but anything more complicated
quickly becomes a nightmare. With Lua + LPEG, the easy stuff is almost
as easy, but doing more complicated and precise parsing is far easier.]
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