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- Subject: Re: Why Lua is not more popular
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:23:28 +0200
On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Pierre Chapuis <email@example.com> wrote:
> Apparently, when picking a language, people
> consider the availability of Open Source
> libraries the most important criterion and
> simplicity the *least* important...
So, in short, people like using stuff that's familiar to everyone on
the team, with lots of nice free libraries without legal restrictions.
'simplicity' is a problem word: I suspect people think it means 'simplistic'.
And as Tim says, real languages get used and don't make a fanfare
about it. Despite being deeply unfashionable, C is still everywhere,
and Lua is everywhere in games.