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Guile scheme, if you have users that don't have the knee-jerk "ewww parentheses!" reaction. The threading model is vastly different from lua, but compared to regular lua you get a lot faster execution.





Guile is great and I enjoy how active it has been. However, it is no more that small embeddable lisp. Its embeddable of course, but not small by any means.

One you start wanting to run complex things over multiple interpreters in Lua (say, to use multiple threads) you might as well just use guile.

Sure, we are talking 2.5mb of library and about the same amount object code. Quite a bit larger than Lua. But that also gives you object code for working with texinfo (and quite a lot of completely unused, undocumented modules). I wonder how much could be stripped without anyone actually boticing




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