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- Subject: Re: Thought experiment: what would you remove from Lua
- From: Dirk Laurie <dirk.laurie@...>
- Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2018 07:41:53 +0200
2018-08-01 0:16 GMT+02:00 Dibyendu Majumdar <email@example.com>:
> Are there features in Lua that could be removed to create a simpler language?
Of course there are. It has been done, too. Many times.
One such language is Lua 1.0 — I have it on my machine.
Features that it does not have:
1. An interactive interpreter.
usage: lua filename [functionnames]
"There is no documentation, except the test programs. The manual for Lua 1.1
probably works for this version as well."
There is an 11-page research paper  called "The design and implementation
of a language for extending applications". It is worth reading even now.