This article is broken into several pages:
- Where does Lua come from?
- Different APIs so no backward compatibility to preserve
- Dynamic vs. static languages
- Lua vs. Python
- Lua is simple and fast
- Some historical perspective
This article discusses our reasons for choosing Lua. (Basically it is the fastest and simplest language available for a scripting based mapper. )
All scripts in the Iguana Translator are written in Lua, a powerful programming language. Lua employs a relatively simple API based on straight-forward logic that can be easily applied to complex integration scenarios. The result? A lightweight and flexible tool that makes scripting accessible to a wide range of users!