This week I was approached by a man dressed in platypus pyjamas, he asked me: “These layers and modules you talk about, they’re cool. But can it be even better?”. After the initial costume distraction wore off, I pondered a bit and said: “Sure, let me just grab a cup of coffee”. The real story is that the layers are now much more interactive, and the documentation is improved.
Since you’re reading this, you probably know Lua, the world’s most infuriating language. If not, hop on to Lua in 15 minutes to get the basics right. Now there are two types of use cases where Lua shines - as a tiny script/configuration language, and for high-performance data processing (with JIT). I went through both of them with kresd, and wrote down some notes.
“The older I get, the more I believe that the only way to become a better programmer is by not programming.”
- Jeff Atwood, How to become a better programmer by not programming
Source: Weapons by T4LLBERG, on Flickr (CC-BY-SA)