Joshua Jensen <>:
> Anyway, my preference is to allow scripts to run in-process within
> Git, because it is far, far faster on Windows.  I imagine it is
> faster than forking processes on non-Windows machines, too, but I
> have no statistics to back that up.
> Python, Perl, or Ruby can be embedded, too, but Lua probably embeds
> the easiest and smallest out of those other 3 languages.
> And shell scripts tend to be the slowest on Windows due to the
> excessive numbers of process invocations needed to get anything
> reasonable done.

I don't think there's *any* dimension along which lua is not clearly
better than shell for this sort of thing, so no argument there.
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>
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