[Dev-luatex] LuaTeX and ANT (Ant is not TeX)

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Dec 27 04:52:06 CET 2008


Hans Hagen writes:
 > Mohamed Bana wrote:

 > > and i'm not trolling, i just want to know why.  please share your
 > > thoughts.
 > 
 > [...] it's meant as as embedable language

Hans,
you missed the most important point: Though Lua is a very modern and
extremely powerful programming language with very interesting
concepts, the main advantage is that it's easy to learn.

Whether Lua is designed for embedded systems or not is quite
unimportant to end-users.  Otherwise you could consider GNU guile, a
Scheme engine, too.

Nothing against Scheme (or OCaml, Lisp, Perl, INTERCAL, Whitespace...),
but for casual TeX users there is nothing better than Lua.

Regards,
  Reinhard

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