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7. Lua > Experience

Experience

How do you define success in terms of your work?

Luiz: The success of a language depends on the number of programmers using it and on the success of the applications that use it. We don’t really know how many people program in Lua, but there certainly are many successful applications using Lua, including several very successful games. Also, the range of applications that use Lua, from desktop image processing to embedded control of robots, shows that there is a clear niche for Lua. Finally, Lua is the only language created in a developing country to have achieved such global relevance. It is the only such language to have ever been featured in ACM HOPL.

Roberto: This is difficult. I work in several fronts, and at each of them I feel success differently. Overall, I would say that common to most of these definitions is “to be known.” It is always a great pleasure to be introduced to someone, or to contact someone, and to be recognized.


  

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