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- Subject: Re: Lua has reached a local optimum
- From: Dibyendu Majumdar <mobile@...>
- Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2018 22:44:14 +0100
On 4 July 2018 at 21:57, Dirk Laurie <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> With that, we have reached the end of the road for the Lua 5.x series.
> Lua 5.3/Lua5.4 as a language has reached a local optimum, in the
> mathematical sense that moving a small amount away from where it is
> now in any direction makes it worse. We've had a few of that recently.
I think 5.3 may well be the greatest of Lua 5.x releases as I can't
think of anything in 5.4 that was really necessary. Did people really
need a generational GC? Is the additional complexity worth it? Did Lua
need the performance optimizations - which are not free either?