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Just three additional remarks on this topic

(1) Extension

On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 9:55 AM, Bertrand Mansion<> wrote:
> Lua is already available in MediaWiki:
> But I think it is still experimental.
> I had a look at this code for my Try Lua! experiment.

Yes, but being just an extension and being enabled by default on Wikipedia
makes a big difference.

(2) Link to the Blog, I've missed to give

(3) Strangely the biggest one point which seems to block
selecting Lua, is the compatibility issue for small MediaWiki
installations on shared hosting sites. The MediaWiki techs
would like to have a fallback for sites, where installing
a binary is impossible, so something like a Lua-Interpreter
written in PHP would be required. Now, that's an ugly
project! But perhaps someone already has explored this