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It's very nice to hear that you are still actively advocating Lua on NetBSD, Marc.
I believe Marc is a winning horse for Lua, and his effort deserves to be supported by the rest us. And, who knows, the Lua-in-kernel project too might also be revived one day, hopefully soon. (Any chance of that, Marc? ;)

On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 11:03 AM, Marc Balmer <> wrote:
There is an ongoing discussion in the NetBSD community about the "right" language for data representation.  The idea is to replace an older system called "proplib".  The discussion rotaes a bit around JSON and Lua as possible candidates, with probably a majority leaning towards JSON because it is smaller (some say a factor of ~16 compared to Lua).

One statement by a colleague is: "Now for the data transfer representation, as in D.'s proposal, JSON is an option, but LUA is not, simply because we have no (and there can not be any) small C binding to it."

I'd like to do a quick poll to see whether Lua is used as a language for data representation.  If you know of such uses, please mail me some details.

Of course general comments on the subject matter are welcome as well.