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developerWorks: Embeddable Scripting with Lua

May 04, 2006, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Streicher)

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"While interpreted programming languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, and Ruby are increasingly favored for Web applications--and have long been preferred for automating system administration tasks--compiled programming languages such as C and C++ are still necessary. The performance of compiled programming languages remains unmatched (exceeded only by the performance of hand-tuned assembly), and certain software--including operating systems and device drivers--can only be implemented efficiently using compiled code..."

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