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Wayland and Weston 0.99.0 snapshots released

Wayland and Weston 0.99.0 snapshots released

Posted Oct 17, 2012 12:08 UTC (Wed) by Lennie (guest, #49641)
In reply to: Wayland and Weston 0.99.0 snapshots released by ms
Parent article: Wayland and Weston 0.99.0 snapshots released

It is just familiarity. I think there is a technical reason to prefer Lua over Javascript (Lua is easier to embed).

And maybe Javascript is like Basic, it looks like it is easy to learn (but it has lots of parts you should never ever use -> see the book: Javascript the good parts or listen to a talk from the author).

The web has one dominant scripting language, as you probably know pretty much every part of computing always gravitates to adopting one or very few system languages, desktop operating systems and word processor document formats, routing protocols and so on. Or in this case scripting language.

But I don't think Lua syntax-wise is all that much better than Javascript either. It isn't technically that much better for the user of the scripting language that they see a reason to learn a new language.

The developer which needs to implement the embedding obviously can see the advantage (easier and uses less memory and maybe even a little bit less CPU time).

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