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On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 2:11 PM, Scott Vokes <> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 1:29 PM, Patrick Mc(avery
> <> wrote:
>> I think [Lua] is a great language but the build your own
>> mechanism thing only works for advanced programmers, as proved by the
>> calibre of the people on this list.
>   At the same time, Lua is designed to have a clean subset if you
> just want to use Lua code for config files, using tables to dump raw
> data, etc. It has a lot of sophisticated features, but you aren't
> forced to learn them upfront (or even to know they exist). Very few
> languages have pulled that off.
>   I went from Python to Lua too, FWIW.
> Scott

This is good to know.  I'm creating a new credit course "Scripting for Security"
for IPO Fall 2011 that will feature BASH, Python and Lua (in that order) that I
figured is a useful order if not a logical one.  I'd appreciate any
thoughts from
the group on the subject.
Dick S.

Dick Seabrook ~ Anne Arundel Community College ~ Speed the Net!