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Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2013 16:03:33 +0100
From: Justin Cormack <>
Subject: Re: Squirrel - no-bloat scripting language with sane syntax
 and semantics

On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 10:34 AM, Rob Landley <> wrote:
> Normally people use lua for this, which has around 100k of interpreter.
> The downside of lua is it doesn't have a full standard posix C binding
> library. (It has a nonstandard one you can add on, but when I looked at
> writing a busybox clone in it, I needed to install something like 7 packages
> to get all the libraries I needed. Then again, most people aren't
> implementing their own "ifconfig", "mount", and "taskset"...)

I have implemented ifconfig, mount etc in Lua (the APIs, not the
commands), see - its pretty
comprehensive now.


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