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On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 3:46 PM, Petite Abeille <> wrote:

On Feb 27, 2013, at 9:20 PM, Steve Litt <> wrote:

>  Sure, Lua has
> a lot of tools, but from what I've heard and seen, they're in various
> stages of development, and a standard Lua installation doesn't contain
> them, which makes deployment tougher.


On the other hand, if one needs  "SNMP, or quick-dev a GUI , or web app, or parse XML or
YAML", then there are gazillions of battle tested, industrial strength,  C libraries at one's disposal.

This is one of the greatest strengths of Lua, IMO; yes, ruby and perl etc. have a larger base of ready-made packages, but try integrating your own custom C++ class. Ouch!  Lua is so straightforward and simple to integrate with C/C++ code that for most purposes, any C or C++ library is ready to use with Lua.