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On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 5:09 PM, Coda Highland <> wrote:
It should be noted that its use as a standalone language is
near-exclusively the domain of Linux, where people don't have a
problem installing dependencies. At least on Windows, you're either
going to have to bundle Lua (at which point a rock doesn't make sense)
or write a wrapper app that embeds Lua (at which point a rock doesn't
make sense). Standalone apps distributed as Lua code aren't going to
see traction on Windows, and unless Microsoft themselves starts
deploying Lua, that's not going to change.

This is not about Windows vs Linux. Technically skilled users would have no problem using Lua on Windows. This is about technically skilled users vs consumers. Consumers do not typically use Linux on PCs; Linux is mostly used by consumers in non-PC setups, such as Android phones and tables. How would you go about deploying an all-Lua app on a recent stock Android smartphone?