On 25 Feb 2016 11:15, "Viacheslav Usov" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 9:18 AM, Dirk Laurie <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I have the perception that >90% of the rocks available on the primary repository provide modules and <10% provide applications, and the suspicion that 10% is a very generous estimate.
> Given that Lua is officially an "extension language", the scarcity of all-Lua applications should hardly be surprising.
>  "Lua is an extension programming language [...], Lua has no notion of a "main" program: it only works embedded in a host client, called the embedding program or simply the host." - http://www.lua.org/manual/5.3/manual.html
Some think differently: "Lua is a powerful, dynamic and light-weight programming language. It may be embedded or used as a general-purpose, stand-alone language."
Having personally used it with success in the latter scenario I find it unhelpful that no effort is spent in pursuing further that direction.
Probably most people interested in that have already moved on.