> May be one way to revive Lua would be to have an implementation in
> easier to integrate and offer better integration with many more
> libraries, including with other languages like Python, Perl, SQL,
I can't speak to the safety claim. It doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense. I can only assume it has something to do with VM sandboxing, but once you start putting in bindings to native code any safety promises from the VM become irrelevant.
On the other hand, I must strongly disagree with being easier to integrate. Lua is one of the best languages I've ever seen when it comes to embedding. That is, in fact, where Lua particularly shines -- it's very, very lightweight, with an API that's not too bad to work with once you get used to it. Embedding V8 isn't as nasty as it used to be but it's still not nearly as nice and it's way heavier.