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Re: Lua in NetBSD
>> And this is were Lua comes into play. The decoders for the
>> protocols are written in Lua, and new decoders can thus be added
>> with ease and without requiring a kernel/userland rebuild.
> [I]t seems to me that switching to a userland daemon written in an
> interpreted language is not exactly what one wants for time
My reading was that this depended on Lua-in-the-kernel (which
admittedly this is the wrong list for, though it is relevant to the
larger Lua question).
> Things that probably won't persuade me include
> - noting that Lua is memory-safe or garbage collected and C isn't,
> because these are not serious problems in practice;
For some use cases they are. I've done plenty of stuff for which a
garbage-collected language is (or, in some cases, would be) a big deal.
>> - easy to learn with a "natural" syntax, not statically typed
> Lack of static typing is not an advantage.
Again, for some use cases it is. (Are any of them compelling enough to
drive Lua's import? That's a separate question.)
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