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Duncan Cross <duncan.cross <at>> writes:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:47 PM, Mike Pall <mikelu-1001 <at>> wrote:
> > I'm happy to announce that as of today the sponsorship program for
> > the x64 port of LuaJIT 2.0 has reached it's goal to raise EUR 20,000.
> > In fact it raised EUR 20,167 (approx. $ 28,839) in under six weeks!
> >
> > The generous contribution of EUR 8,000 by Google Inc. helped to
> > close the final gap. My personal thanks go to Joshua Haberman,
> > Chris DiBona, Cat Allman and Ellen Ko at Google! Please read more
> > about their take on it at the official Google open source blog:
> >
> >
> >
> > A big thank you goes to all sponsors and in particular to Evan Wies
> > of Athena CR for arranging the initial sponsorship and the matching
> > program!
> Great news!! Well done, Mike.
> Also, I noticed this line from the blog:
> "We use Lua internally at Google."
> It would be very interesting to know a bit more about the kinds of
> things they use it for.

Hi Duncan,

Our Lua usage isn't too widespread at the moment; it's really one
infrastructure project in particular that uses Lua to allow
user-defined functions to run within a tightly controlled container.
Lua was the best choice, because of its low overhead, fast execution,
and the ability to set limits on execution time.

Unfortunately I cannot be more specific, since the project is not