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- Subject: Re: teach your Grandma prototypical inheritance? was (Uncommon OOP in Lua: right or wrong?)
- From: Dick Seabrook <dick.seabrook@...>
- Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 14:56:19 -0400
On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 2:11 PM, Scott Vokes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 1:29 PM, Patrick Mc(avery
> <email@example.com> 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.
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
the group on the subject.
Dick Seabrook ~ Anne Arundel Community College
http://vader.aacc.edu/~rhs ~ Speed the Net!