[PD] pdlua also into vanilla?

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Sun Jul 20 19:17:53 CEST 2008

On Jul 20, 2008, at 3:14 AM, Ico Doornekamp wrote:

> * On 2008-07-20 Jack <jack at rybn.org> wrote  :
>> Le 19 juil. 08 à 16:40, marius schebella a écrit :
>>> Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>>>> As a test yes, but not for the release.  It's changing too fast  
>>>> right
>>>> now to maintain backwards compatibility, so including it would  
>>>> cause
>>>> more problems than it would solve.
>>> I am not sure, if it really changes, or if it only adds new
>>> features. I
>>> think the big problems (file naming, loader) are solved, but not  
>>> sure.
>>> I worked a lot with py/pyext and pdj in the past (which are also
>>> candidates for pdx), but pdlua is the only scripting tool that can
>>> easily integrate the language as a static library, because it is so
>>> small. maintainance should be easier than with python and java.
>> And what about PHP, it would be nice to have access directly to this
>> language with Pd, there is a lot of people knowing this language and
>> it is useful with MySQL and with query for the web ? It is often
>> installed on computer with Apache server and MySQL with LAMP, MAMP or
>> WAMP.
>> ++
> I think in this case Lua really has some advantages over PHP. It is
> designed to be used as en embedded scripting and configuration  
> language.
> The source is extremely portable (99% ANSI C) and compact (compiler +
> runtime typically < 150Kb), and runs completely standalone without the
> need for other libraries.
> PHP might add too much overhead. It has a huge API for all kind of
> (mostly web-related) things, it is much harder to embed in existing
> applications, brings in tons of dependencies and is *much* bigger then
> Lua or TCL.

For me:

- there is no PHP/Tk, meaning total rewrite
- PHP is not meant to be embedded.


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