> * Makes it easier to justify using Lua in a program;
> * less effort required to teach users;
> * higher popularity means more devs means more people doing cool stuff
> (I like cool stuff);
> * being popular can lead to support through big companies, which,
> again, leads to better language infra.
> Ruining things for the sake of being popular is no fun. Being popular for one's awesomeness seems great though.
I totally agree. One does not exclude the other.
> I want my languages to be good, but I also enjoy to see my code being
I think what we're getting at here is that as long as we don't "sell out," popularity is beneficial both to the Lua programming language and the Lua developers.
I imagine Lua Forum to be one of many ways that makes Lua more accessible, especially to beginners.
Btw, I'm preparing for my exams and I may be slow to answer sometimes.