Richard Bucker

Revisit LUA

Posted at — Aug 8, 2011

Some months ago I wanted to look at LUA so I could investigate it and see where the benefits were and so on. I had resolved to leave it alone. Nothing interesting to see here. But then, recently, redis deployed a version with scripting which was implemented in LUA. This compounded with an unrelated post where an author suggested, and I posit the only killer feature or feature of interest, is that it’s worthwhile to learn functional programming for it’s own sake. (and nothing more).So it with a grin that I say that I’m going to kick back and wait for the redis team to flesh out their version and I’ll go learn it. I’m sure it’s nothing complicated… I just like the design implications.