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On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 8:58 PM, Alexander Gladysh <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM, Marc Balmer <> wrote:
>> I posted a short article on how to use Lua as a configuration and data exchange language.
>> Comments welcome.


> Lua chunks have even be used as protocol messages for client-server protocols over the network,
see [3] for details.

While they have been used, it is not a sound practice, IMO. (1) Both
client and server must trust each other (or pay heavy sandboxing
toll), and (2) data deserialization is itself quite costly, when
compared with existing specialized alternatives.