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> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On
> Behalf Of Nick Trout
> Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2000 9:31 AM

> And why has the Python user base grown so rapidly? Because its
> easy, they have a
> very friendly, generous and collaborative development community
> and there's
> absolutely loads of Python scripts all over the web. But, Python
> has different
> goals its scripting language etc.

I think you've identified the main issue here.  Lua is marketed as an
extension language, and thus it has attracted a different community than
Python.  We, myself included, would prefer to hide in our caves and develop
private, proprietary extensions rather than shared, public extensions.
Thus, Python will always have a wider range of 3rd party support, and a
consequently larger user base.