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- Subject: Re: Optional static types for Lua - experimental derivative Ravi
- From: Dibyendu Majumdar <mobile@...>
- Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:36:14 +0000
On 31 January 2015 at 16:36, Rafis Ganeyev <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I would suggest to make it strictly static and look into Scala direction and
> integrate functional language elements.
Hi, what would be the benefit? There are other languages that do that
- including Scala - so why not use them instead?
I think that Lua has a particular use case - which is embedded
scripting language. In this use case a dynamic language makes sense as
the people who will use it are unlikely to be professional
programmers. The dynamic nature of Lua cannot be retained with purely
static typed language definition.