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What are the features you're looking for?

On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 4:44 PM, David Given <> wrote:
> Jeremy Irish wrote:
>  [...]
>  > The challenge is that Lua doesn't have a "real" port to Java. There have been some attempts at porting Lua to Java before (LuaJava, Kahlua, etc.) or at least attempts at providing an interop, but we're interested in a full port of Lua to Java. Is there any interest in the broader community to use Lua in a J2ME or Java environment?
>  Do you want it to run *on* Java (so the interpreter is written in Java),
>  or do you want it to run *with* Java (so the interpreter is written in C
>  with bridge methods to allow you to call it from Java)? It shouldn't
>  make a difference to the API either way.
>  Personally, I'd quite like something rather different: a Lua *compiler*
>  that generates Java source code. On a lot of the platforms I develop for
>  (GWT, Android) I'm basically stuck with Java, which while it does have
>  some nice features, doesn't really have the nice features I want...
>  --
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>  │ "I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my
>  │ telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure out
>  │ how to use my telephone." --- Bjarne Stroustrup

Gerardo Horvilleur