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On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 2:03 PM, 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.

Well, we use Lua in this way, actively — as an internal DSL. (See my
presentation from LWS'11 I linked to in previous thread for some
examples.) Mail me in private if you need anything more specific,
probably I'll be able to provide more information (including
publishable stuff).