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On Feb 11, 2008 7:38 AM, steve donovan <> wrote:
> 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.

Sun has been working on an embedded scripting language for Java called
JavaFX. See
It's built around content generation and data binding; you can see it
a bit as their answer to Microsoft's Silverlight.