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On 03/17/17, Dirk Laurie wrote:

>2017-03-17 9:26 GMT+02:00 sur-behoffski <>:
>> On 03/17/17 15:14, Martin <...> wrote:
>>> Looks like author compares programming languages by comparing
>>> implementations. It's like comparing mathematicians by their
>>> body mass.
>>> But interesting question, if Lua was released say in 1982, would
>>> it eliminated BASIC family?
>The main selling point of Basic was that its interpreter was small
>enough to fit into an 8K ROM.

A significant selling point of Lua is that it fits in <<1mbyte of storage.

Frank Kastenholz