New programming language
These are my requirements:
1. It must be a highly useful language
Meaning that it’s cross-platform and has all kinds of interfaces for all kinds of APIs.
2. It must be dynamically typed
I just hate having to do type casting.
I’m tired of typ
P.S: Lua seems seriously interesting…
- Ubiquitous and cross-platform
- My understanding is that it’s strongly typed but dynamic
- I’ve seen some commands more terse than Ja
tl;dr - python, dude. http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/python.png
I don’t have much interest in functional programming or anything like that. I just wanted to have an idea of how stuff works outside of the JS environment, as I’ve seen some guys ranting on the Tigs about it (saying that it’s not memory-efficient and stuff).
Go seems really interesting, but I don’t like the idea of having to compile code…
So, I guess I’ll check Python out. My uncle always wanted to get me into it anyways…
Lua is most often used as a wrapper to a lower-level language (often C++). For example. the Corona SDK uses Lua as a cross-platform programming language to be able to target both iOS and Android. I believe the Unreal Engine also uses Lua to script events. This is by design. Lua is very embeddable. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it used stand-alone.