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- Subject: Re: Selenophobia
- From: Enrico Colombini <erix@...>
- Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:36:52 +0100
On 24-Mar-17 22:09, Sean Conner wrote:
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.
Nowadays "programming language" is as ambiguous as "operating system":
for most people it does not actually mean a programming language alone,
but also a development environment, a full set of libraries (possibly
including GUI design end programming) all of which should be installable
with a couple of clicks and no preliminary study.
> -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
I may be wrong, but I am under the impression that LuaRocks libraries
installation requires a C compiler. Not a problem on Linux (etc.) but
definitely a problem on Windows.
This cuts out the vast majority of learners-to-midrange programmers:
after all, why use an accessible language if to use it you need a 'hard'
I would like to stress that this is not a criticism of Lua (which I
love) or of LuaRocks (a quite worthy project), but simply a
consideration about the mounting costs of supporting lazy... er, typical