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digitalmars.D - Re: Why is D slower than LuaJIT?

reply Gary Whatmore <no spam.sp> writes:
Ary Borenszweig Wrote:

 Lua is a proven, robust language
 
 Lua has been used in many industrial applications (e.g., Adobe's
 Photoshop Lightroom), with an emphasis on embedded systems (e.g., the
 Ginga middleware for digital TV in Brazil) and games (e.g., World of
 Warcraft). Lua is currently the leading scripting language in games.
 Lua has a solid reference manual and there are several books about it.
 Several versions of Lua have been released and used in real
 applications since its creation in 1993. Lua featured in HOPL III, the
 Third ACM SIGPLAN History of Programming Languages Conference, in June
 2007.

Are you suggesting D's conferences have smaller publicity value than ACM SIGPLAN HOPL? D has had several international conferences (videos available online) and the ACCU fellowship likes D. The NWCPP group likes D. I find to hard to believe D wouldn't replace Lua everywhere, when the time comes.
Dec 22 2010
parent reply Ary Borenszweig <ary esperanto.org.ar> writes:
You said Lua is a joke language. It doesn't seem to be one...
Dec 22 2010
next sibling parent Gary Whatmore <no spam.sp> writes:
Ary Borenszweig Wrote:

 You said Lua is a joke language. It doesn't seem to be one...

Okay then, maybe it's not completely true. I meant it doesn't work in large scale applications unlike a static systems programming language. Need to study how extensively it's used in that game. I just tihkn being popular doesn't mean it's not a joke. Think about PHP !
Dec 22 2010
prev sibling parent spir <denis.spir gmail.com> writes:
On Wed, 22 Dec 2010 18:26:33 -0500
Gary Whatmore <no spam.sp> wrote:

 Ary Borenszweig Wrote:
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 You said Lua is a joke language. It doesn't seem to be one...

Okay then, maybe it's not completely true. I meant it doesn't work in lar=

study how extensively it's used in that game. I just tihkn being popular d= oesn't mean it's not a joke. Think about PHP ! I find your assertions rather pointless, if not meaningless. Lua is certain= ly a joke language in D's preferred applications domains, just like D is a = joke language as an embedded, data-description, or user-scripting language. And precisely: the fact that Lua (well helped by LuaJIT) can outperform D o= n its own terrain --even if on a single example-- should give you *even mor= e _respect_* for this language and its designers. (And raise serious worrie= s about D ;-) Denis -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vit esse estrany =E2=98=A3 spir.wikidot.com
Dec 22 2010