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> > Thanks to the Lua team for their brilliant work - my background was 
> > contracting with Tcl/Tk in the 90s - wish I'd known about Lua then, now 
> > there's enough to keep me occupied in my retirement.
> Lol... I think Lua is basically what we all _wanted_ tcl to be back then...

I rememember reading the preface of Ousterhout's 1994 book "Tcl and the
Tk Toolkit" and liking it a lot: he exposed all the right ideas and
reasons for developing an embedable scripting; too bad the syntax he
chose wasn't to my linking.

That preface is available on line at

(click on "Read an Excerpt")