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- Subject: Re: Lua for GUI toolkit wrapping?
- From: Luis Felipe Strano Moraes <luis.strano@...>
- Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 19:53:44 -0300
Perhaps not directly what you want, but recently there has been
activity on the Enlightenment libraries to add support for Lua as a
scripting language. You'd still need to work with C/C++, but a bunch
of scripting stuff could be done with Lua.
Here's a link to the specific thread on the mailing list concerning that:
On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 7:48 PM, Mauro Iazzi <email@example.com> wrote:
> 2009/9/23 Patrick <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>> probably you are saying about different things - Qt itself and Qt/Lua
>> Absolutely. I am not criticizing QT or any other toolkit, I am just
>> wondering if I am going in the wrong direction. I would like to use Lua
>> with GTK in particular but I am second guessing myself because there
>> seems like quite a small community around it. I can't understand why?
>> Why would anyone want to code a GUI in C/C++ if they had something like Lua?
> several reasons:
> - they know C/C++ and not Lua
> - the native language of the toolkit is C/C++ so the API may fit better
> - the bindings are usually supported by a third party, so there are
> likely more bugs, moreover, they come after the toolkit becomes
> widespread and are usually less mature
> - it adds dependencies to the application
> - since less people uses it there are less docs/tutorials/examples around
> - they may simply like C/C++ more than Lua :)
> that said, I'd like to shamelessly plug my Qt binding for Lua. It
> suffers all of the above, in particular "not mature", but is slowly
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