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- Subject: Re: Suitability of Lua as a First Programming Language?
- From: Roberto Ierusalimschy <roberto@...>
- Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 17:26:22 -0300
> Lua has grown very popular in the games industry and is used as a
> scripting language for games such as World of Warcraft, Farcry and
> Neverwinter Nights. I've met many people who learned Lua as their first
> programming language merely to create nifty mods for these games. They
> enjoy the immediate visual feedback from seeing their mod in action.
> In this sense, Lua served as a gateway drug to their interest in
> programming and now many I know have started to learn C++ or Python.
So they can become real programmers? ;)
(A related question: are Lua programmers quiche eaters?)