Lua vs Python: What are the differences?
Lua: Powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping; Python: A clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java. Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
Lua and Python can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.
"Fast learning curve" is the top reason why over 19 developers like Lua, while over 1020 developers mention "Great libraries" as the leading cause for choosing Python.
Lua and Python are both open source tools. It seems that Python with 25K GitHub stars and 10.3K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Lua with 1.26K GitHub stars and 437 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Python has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2789 company stacks & 3500 developers stacks; compared to Lua, which is listed in 55 company stacks and 22 developer stacks.
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