lua-users home
lua-l archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 5:45 AM, Miles Bader <> wrote:

> It's something of an interesting case:  the original zile was written
> entirely in C -- and worked fine -- but the author came to the
> conclusion that it was sort of a dead-end project, because of its
> limited scope of use (most people can just use a fuller-fat emacs
> version or clone).  But he also felt it was still a useful program to
> have to support its tiny niche.  He wanted to keep it around for this
> purpose, but also wanted to make sure it was not a maintenance burden.
> So, he rewrote it completely in Lua to reduce its footprint, make it
> more portable, and easier to maintain.

Rewriting a whole C program in Lua, just for the sake of performance,
portability, easy maintenance...
Wow. That's what I call an inspiring story.

At the cost of sounding stoned, Long live Lua !!!