developerWorks: Embeddable Scripting with Lua

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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

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