built-in scripting languages

Corey corey at bitworthy.net
Mon Jan 22 21:45:20 CET 2007

On Monday 22 January 2007 13:28, Andreas Kostyrka wrote:
> * Derek Pressnall <dpressnall at gmail.com> [070122 19:40]:
> > Seeing as how there has been interest in including an interpreted
> > language with the default software install (such as Python or Perl,
> > etc.), and the fact that they are too big to fit in the built-in
> > flash, I would like to offer up an alternative.
> Technically speaking, Python is not that big. The question is more, 
> how much space can we spare?

I would recommend lua, it's extremely light-weight ( we're talking about
6 megs here ), easily embedable, dynamically typed, full-featured, 
multi-paradigm, and has been in real-world use for many years, has two
books, actively maintained, and is very popular in a few niche areas such
as games scripting.

I'm not offering the suggestion because it is my favorite/pet language, but
because I can see that it may be a very good fit in an embedded device.




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