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- Subject: Re: Breakthrough dream
- From: Peter Aronoff <telemachus@...>
- Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:42:27 -0400
Rodrigo Azevedo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 1) an expanded basic library (some batteries), well organized, maintained
> and documented. "Pure Lua" libraries at least.
Just curious: why must (or should) they be “pure Lua”? Don’t many
mainstream programming languages (e.g. Perl, Python, Ruby) write at least
some of their batteries (i.e., built-in stdlib components) in the language
of the language interpreter itself (i.e., usually C)? Why does it matter to
the scripter whether, say, a map function is written in Lua or C?
We have not been faced with the need to satisfy someone else's
requirements, and for this freedom we are grateful.
Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, The UNIX Time-Sharing System