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After some thought though, I think that in my short experience Lua is more punishable than Python. Also, keep in mind that constant "wheel reinvention" is one of those Lua "features" you can't simply brush off. You have to write code for even simplest functions that many other languages already have hence the irritation. Add to that 1-indexed arrays and other Luaish stuff. People are spoiled by high-level scripting languages and expect the same from Lua. 


On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 9:02 PM, p. shkadzko <> wrote:
Heh, I wanted to post this today myself but expected somebody gonna come up with it eventually.
Yes, the "most dreaded" part I noticed and was as well surprised.
I am a newcomer from Python/Java world but would like Lua to be my main language. Would have never thought somebody could consider it bad. I agree that it could be the newcomers who learnt about 1 indexing, 0 is true and silent nil stuff and their world was shattered.

ps: Well at least Lua is in the wanted list :D

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 8:51 PM, Egor Skriptunoff <> wrote:

According to Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2017,
Lua is ranked 9-th in "Most dreaded Languages" list:
2/3 of developers who are currently using Lua express no interest in continuing to use it.

That's quite unexpected.
Probably, most of SO survey respondents are Lua newcomers.
What may be the reasons for their "moon fear"?

Maybe, deceptive simplicity (hidden complexity) of the language?

-- Egor