A Mutable Log

First impressions with Lua

I am not a big fan of arcane languages. When possible, I like to stick to mainstream languages. Sometimes, though, our work does drive us to some strange languages. Like Visual TCL, a toolkit for the SCO Unix operating system that I used in the final year of my BE degree.

I have mostly steered away from other popular languages such as Perl and Python. I started learning Lua when doing dissector development for Wireshark—quite skeptically at first, but I am fairly impressed by it.

I don’t want this post to be long, so I’ll quickly list those bits and pieces that are rarely seen in mainstream languages