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On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 2:09 AM, Pierre Chapuis <> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 27, 2018, at 01:32, Coda Highland wrote:
>> unlike Erlang and Dart, which were things with big hype and big
>> promise that ended up not getting traction, Lua is well-established
>> and certainly not going away
> I'm sorry but I can't let you say that either...
> Regarding Dart, Google has announced Dart 2 a few days ago [1], and is making it one of its main languages for client-side application development. I wouldn't bury it just yet.
> And Erlang... What? Erlang is very similar to Lua in that respect, it is well-established and not going away. There is still no alternative to BEAM for what it does. If anything I see the Erlang ecosystem growing because Elixir is going very strong... yet Codementor still put Elixir at rank 9 in their list of languages not to learn.

I stand by what I said: I'm not saying that Dart and Erlang are bad or
dead, but they both hit a whole ton of hype a couple years ago and now
they've settled down into a stable state where the people who are
using it are using it but they're not the next big thing that everyone
seems to be excited about and "and we're using Dart!" or "and we're
using Erlang!" aren't tag lines that will attract excited new
developers like it used to.

That said, you're not wrong, either -- that means they're in the same
boat Lua is. They've matured, they've found their position, and
they're surviving based on their usefulness instead of on their hype.

/s/ Adam