On Mon, Feb 3, 2020, 6:27 PM Enrico Colombini <email@example.com
I think Python is successful despite its shortcomings because, apart
from the bandwagon effect:
- It can be installed and used immediately. If you need a module, you
just import it.
I wonder why nobody mentioned LuaDist yet? Go to http://luadist.org/
, download a lua+bootstrap zip for your platform (Linux, Mac, Windows), extract somewhere, boom, you have Lua plus a large selection of libraries: https://pastebin.com/WNDXux9W
Everything is "portable", in the sense that Lua interpreter and the libraries are self contained in the folder, and can be moved elsewhere (including a USB stick).
Not satisfied with the selection of libraries in the ready-to-download "dist"? Use bundled bin/luadist or bin/luarocks to install more packages. You can even create your own distribution! All available packages are in https://github.com/LuaDist/Repository
Everything is already on Github for those wanting to contribute.