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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-03-23 11:02
Subject: Passing the moon
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Good grief, Lua is a lightweight language. I just built it from source, and it took almost no time at all.

OK, now here's to see how happily it compiles within a project.
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Tony Finch
User: fanf
Date: 2010-03-23 11:52 (UTC)
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Not using autoconf helps a lot :-)

I rather like Lua. If you end up using it heavily there's also LuaJIT which is blazingly fast :-)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-03-23 12:02 (UTC)
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I had noticed some posts from you about it.

The last time I embedded a scripting language, it was Perl 5. Porting the resulting code to unusual operating systems has been interesting, especially the Java <-> Perl bridge. (Well, IBM's i5/OS is relatively obscure, compared to the normal stamping grounds.) A language that compiles straight out of the box without warnings on the first couple of compilers I pointed at it is a nice change.
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Tony Finch
User: fanf
Date: 2010-03-23 12:08 (UTC)
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Yes, one of core Lua's basic goals is a pure standard C implementation, which is why its standard library is so meagre - but then it's also designed to be embedded, so your app is the library.
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