On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 7:23 AM, Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote:
> Why Lua? I don't especially like it as a language. But it's designed for
> this purpose, which makes it very lightweight and relatively simple to
> embed.

Another option is tcl. String-based approach feels more natural for
pretty.c and shell users. >=8.1 supports utf-8. We might be able to
share some routines between the embedded tcl interpreter and
gitk/git-gui. The drawback is we won't get the speed of luajit if we
ever need to (I'm looking at filter-branch, but I assume eliminating
fork() should already give decent speedup).
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