Lua is about right

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In order to retain a well-grounded area of expertise as a so-called software developer, it's not only important to keep abreast of all the latest technologies, but also programming languages in general. The more you know the better.

That is why I make it a habit to learn at least one new programming language every three to five years. That way I can sustain my market value in an ever-changing and competitive market.

This time around Lua is my language of choice, and in order to celebrate my new pursuit of fame and wealth, I purchased the book Programming in Lua.

Here's some sample code. Tables can be used as associative arrays. This functionality allows us to store functions in a class table, ie. with the function name mapped to the function:

A = {}

function A:add(x,y)
  return x+y
end

print( A:add(1,2) )  -- prints 3

That will be a fun book to read during vacation.

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Please feel free to patch Quanto if you're looking for a nice small project to hack on? :)

http://andym.github.com/Quanto/

I know you were interested in getting a Mac last year. If you did, check out VoodooPad. It's scriptable in lua.

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