[blfs-dev] ***SPAM*** Lua can be used as versy simple calculator

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 14:56:00 PST 2015


Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 06:00:30PM +0100, Pierre Labastie wrote:
>>
>> - It may be interesting to signal some uncommon use of software, in the
>> introduction and/or in the "Configuring" section. But a lot of languages have
>> the possibility to be used as calculators (Perl and Python come to mind), so
>> that is not uncommon (actually, all interpreted languages have this ability).
>> Maybe a better way to state what you mean is to say that Lua can be either
>> interpreted or compiled (actually, that's the difference between lua and luac)
>>
>   Or put it in the wiki.

Agreed.  There are some exceptions (see for instance qemu), but in 
general we don't want to expand the book with usage tutorials.  The wiki 
is a reasonable place for these types of things, but in many cases, 
including lua, there are whole books published about the package.

   -- Bruce




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