Small languages (was Re: Lua, Lunatic and Python

Bruno Desthuilliers bdesth.nospam at removeme.free.fr
Mon Dec 15 23:02:34 CET 2003


Cameron Laird wrote:
> In article <mailman.158.1071507128.9307.python-list at python.org>,
> Gustavo Niemeyer  <niemeyer at conectiva.com> wrote:
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>>Guile's static library is about 1MB in size. In that case I'd
>>choose Python, not Guile. I don't remember about Scheme, but while
>>looking for some embeddable language I've gone trough that path,
>>and ended up in Lua as the best option. Let me know if you find
>>something better.
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> I think your decision in favor of Lua's a good one.
> Guile and Scheme, from the last I saw of them, are
> *not* slender enough to compete.  Forth is the one
> other serious language that can be tiny enough to 
> make Lua look stout; 

Not sure this one could make it but :
http://www.iolanguage.com/Comparisons/Size.html

I only played a few minutes with it so far, but Io might be something 
interesting...

Bruno





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