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