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Sorry for the top post.

Funny, most of the reasons quoted for not liking Lua are some of the things I find most appealing. 


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  Original Message  
From: Sean Conner
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 2:10 PM
To: Lua mailing list
Reply To: Lua mailing list
Subject: Re: Selenophobia

It was thus said that the Great Egor Skriptunoff once stated:
> Hi!
> 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?

There's some commentary about this at reddit:

The consensus there seems to be: it's missing batteries and I can't get
started with it in less than 5 seconds on Windows.

-spc (And there's some grousing about LuaRocks not being as good as it
could be, but there's no details about what is missing from