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On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 04:48, Miles Bader <> wrote:
> .... I shudder to imagine the flame wars that must have preceded the
> decision though... :O

Not much, actually[1]. The main reason they went for Lua is the
malleability of the VM. They needed good performance, a limit on the
resources that a script can use, and fast, easy interoperation with
PHP. The fact that the language is easy to learn also came into

There was some opposition, but mostly because few people knew about
Lua, or understood the technical requirements.


-- Pierre-Yves