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Re^3: Ruby Before Perl? (Lua)

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Jun 09, 2008 at 22:19 UTC ( #691111=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Ruby Before Perl? Nah.
in thread Ruby Before Perl? Nah.

I looked at lua a few months ago, and this is what I found:

  • It's a neat, small language
  • Variables are global by default (like in perl), but no use strict
  • The "A hash and an array are the same thing" concept really needs some time to adapt
  • Simple things aren't always easy, hard things not always possible

Especially the second and the last point of that list convinced me not to adapt it as a general purpose programming language.

However for the area it was designed for (being embedded in other applications) it sure is very cool and useful.


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