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

Fernando de Oliveira famobr at yahoo.com.br
Sun Jan 25 15:05:46 PST 2015

On 25-01-2015 19:56, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> 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.

OK, thanks both of you.

I was surprised by that calculator use, didn't know about. Igor and
Pierre clarified for me.

Sorry for the noise, but I think it was very useful for me, leraning
about it.


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