Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Sep 2007 13:34 UTC, submitted by anonymous
General Development "Lua is a powerful, light-weight programming language designed for extending applications. Coupled with it being relatively fast and having a very lenient license, it has gained a following among game developers for providing a viable scripting interface. It has been used in games such as World of Warcraft and Far Cry, and in applications such as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Snort."
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RE: Why shuld I learn Lua?
by subterrific on Fri 7th Sep 2007 18:35 UTC in reply to "Why shuld I learn Lua?"
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Lua is designed for embedding and has a much cleaner C API than those other languages. Lua is also orders of magnitude smaller and faster. The core language is very powerful and easy to extend. For example, http://luajit.org/coco.html provides C-based coroutines and a Just In Time compiler.

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