Originally Posted by Thorham
Why not Lua?
Frankly, because I've never heard of Lua until just now.
Originally Posted by ReadOnlyCat
Python has lost a lot of its popularity IMO, it is a nice language but on the Amiga it is going to be slow as hell, especially on 68k.
I don't see Python loosing any popularity. It's the the language that has basically fulfilled the promise of BASIC. Anything that isn't based on it, has either included it, or is working to include it as it's scripting language.
Fair point about the speed, but I think we can assume anyone seeking the kind of apps on MY Amiga wishlist are going to have at least some kind of acceleration. My interest in the Amiga without a Vampire board is virtually non-existent.
There is a fundamental divide in the entire Retro community. A Luddite movement who thinks anything but a 1.3 KS with a floppy drive is kind of sin, and those of us who want a neo-nostalgia.
The fact is, the only way worth doing anything NEW for the Amiga, is the Neo-nostalgia path. Otherwise development is too much of a wasted effort for too much of Niche Market.