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On Feb 11, 2008 4:53 AM, Javier Guerra Giraldez <> wrote:
> On Sunday 10 February 2008, Miles Bader wrote:
> > Though discussing how Lua would fair on this VM seems apropos...
> sure, especially about what features would Lua need to be implemented with
> reasonable efficiency on JVM.

To be fair, standalone scripts running in a managed environment tend
to start slower, because of the necessary megabyes of libraries, VM
startup etc.  Where Lua would shine on the JVM is as an extension
language, since the kitchen sink is already loaded. So raw execution
speed isn't as important as dynamic script loading and class
interoperability. Being able to change behaviour on the fly is very
useful for big server applications, or on smaller embedded platforms
where the build-reflash cycle is tedious.

One potential wave-of-the-future is a move towards programming
becoming more like surgery on live patients...

steve d.