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 _df_ on Fri 7th Sep 2007 18:52 UTC in reply to "Why shuld I learn Lua?"
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lua isnt designed to compete with python + ruby. Yes lua can be stand alone but its really designed to be embedded into other apps.

it doesnt have the libraries that python and ruby have, because your app is supposed to provide the bridge from some other 3rd party api (like sqlite) into lua.

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