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Praise for murgalua
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Praise for murgalua

I've only been using lua/murgalua a very short time. I've found it to be very easy to learn and there are great features other languages don't have.

The flexible way of expressing string literals is fantastic with single or double quotes and the bracket notation. The string functions and builtin pattern matching is both simple and extremely powerful. Pattern matching is just there for me, I don't have to deal with pain-in-the-ass stuff like creating a regular expression object and I don't have a completely different set of commands for regular expressions and simple character matching and I don't need external libraries. Sockets is builtin to murgalua and fits in perfectly and doesn't seem like a clunky add-on like so many things in python do.

My main gripe is that on some linux systems, murgalua just isn't available to me and I don't have authority to install it. I miss it dearly. I hope someday murgalua will be like grep as a standard part of linux.

The Lua doc is also very good. I have the hardcopy of both the Lua Reference and the Programming in Lua books. I can usually find exactly what I need in there quickly.

03-07-2008 01:05 PM
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Praise for murgalua - asafp - 03-07-2008 01:05 PM
RE: Praise for murgalua - mikshaw - 03-07-2008, 01:21 PM
RE: Praise for murgalua - asafp - 03-07-2008, 02:33 PM
RE: Praise for murgalua - mikshaw - 03-08-2008, 12:10 AM
RE: Praise for murgalua - Juergen - 03-08-2008, 04:37 AM
RE: Praise for murgalua - asafp - 03-11-2008, 10:38 AM
RE: Praise for murgalua - Juergen - 03-11-2008, 09:08 PM
RE: Praise for murgalua - asafp - 03-13-2008, 10:28 AM
RE: Praise for murgalua - asafp - 03-13-2008, 10:40 AM
RE: Praise for murgalua - asafp - 03-13-2008, 10:46 AM
RE: Praise for murgalua - Juergen - 03-14-2008, 01:17 AM
RE: Praise for murgalua - asafp - 03-14-2008, 03:01 AM
RE: Praise for murgalua - Juergen - 03-14-2008, 03:52 AM
RE: Praise for murgalua - asafp - 03-14-2008, 05:44 AM

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