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- Subject: Re: Two types of Lua programmer, or two types of Lua code?
- From: Peter Aronoff <telemachus@...>
- Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 11:32:24 -0500
On Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 03:54PM, Stefano wrote:
> 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.
Well, I wouldn't say *no effort*. Many of the modules available on LuaRocks
provide various parts of the "battery packs" that larger languages (e.g.
Perl, Python, Ruby) provide out of the box to help people write stand-alone
scripts or larger applications.
I don't necessarily think Lua will take over the stand-alone niche anytime
soon, but I do think that there are lots of other people like you, happily
using it for such purposes. But I may be biased since all the Lua I write
We have not been faced with the need to satisfy someone else's
requirements, and for this freedom we are grateful.
Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, The UNIX Time-Sharing System