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RE: How to advertise?

John, thanks for a working coroutine example. Now I just have to figure out how to put it to practical use. It's nice to have an active user community for an open source project.

The more I get into lua/murgalua, the more I like it.

Just a few rambling thoughts from a greenhorn:

Somewhere I read that lua was sort of a modern version of awk and that struck me as being right on the money. I've got a lot of awk scripts laying around (I'm sure many other people do also) and thought it would be nice if all those scripts could be murgalua scripts and started thinking about writing a murgalua script that would convert the awk scripts to murgalua.

Then, I started thinking about some things that would be nice to have. The first thing would be a split function that works like what is available in awk/python/perl. Now, I know it's not too difficult to code such a thing with existing string and loop functions, but think it could be justified to make it a standard part of murgalua.

1) It wouldn't add much to the size of murgalua.
2) Split is a very common function and certainly has a place in a highly table oriented language like lua. It's a logical compliment to table.concat.
3) It would be "advertising" for those currently coding in awk/pthon/perl and other languages that already have a split function. It would also attract those who aren't really programmers but occasionally write scripts.

I don't have a lot of gripes about lua, but one is ~= for not equal. I'm not a big fan of that. It causes me a great deal of consternation when other languages I use on a regular basis use != and <> for not equal. I know it sounds trivial, but little things like that can stop somebody from learning a new language. Could murgalua accept any of the three variations?

Again, just a few ramblings from the new guy.

02-01-2008 04:06 AM
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How to advertise? - mikshaw - 01-21-2008, 12:42 PM
RE: How to advertise? - iGame3D - 01-21-2008, 05:31 PM
RE: How to advertise? - JohnMurga - 01-21-2008, 05:51 PM
RE: How to advertise? - asafp - 01-23-2008, 04:19 AM
RE: How to advertise? - JohnMurga - 01-24-2008, 07:02 PM
RE: How to advertise? - iGame3D - 01-23-2008, 08:45 AM
RE: How to advertise? - asafp - 01-25-2008, 06:12 AM
RE: How to advertise? - asafp - 01-25-2008, 06:27 AM
RE: How to advertise? - asafp - 01-25-2008, 06:52 AM
RE: How to advertise? - mikshaw - 01-25-2008, 07:33 AM
RE: How to advertise? - asafp - 01-25-2008, 08:42 AM
RE: How to advertise? - mikshaw - 01-25-2008, 09:41 AM
RE: How to advertise? - JohnMurga - 01-26-2008, 02:21 AM
RE: How to advertise? - JohnMurga - 01-26-2008, 07:03 AM
RE: How to advertise? - mmburke - 01-31-2008, 08:23 AM
RE: How to advertise? - mikshaw - 01-31-2008, 11:11 AM
RE: How to advertise? - iGame3D - 01-31-2008, 08:30 PM
RE: How to advertise? - mmburke - 02-01-2008, 03:04 AM
RE: How to advertise? - asafp - 02-01-2008 04:06 AM
RE: How to advertise? - JohnMurga - 02-01-2008, 04:18 AM
RE: How to advertise? - JohnMurga - 02-01-2008, 04:08 AM

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