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Haskell vs Lua: What are the differences?

Haskell: An advanced purely-functional programming language. ; Lua: Powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping.

Haskell and Lua can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.

"Purely-functional programming " is the top reason why over 72 developers like Haskell, while over 19 developers mention "Fast learning curve" as the leading cause for choosing Lua.

Lua is an open source tool with 1.26K GitHub stars and 437 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Lua's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Haskell has a broader approval, being mentioned in 33 company stacks & 45 developers stacks; compared to Lua, which is listed in 55 company stacks and 22 developer stacks.

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Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping.
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    What are some alternatives to Haskell and Lua?
    Scala
    Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.
    Clojure
    Clojure is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a compiled language - it compiles directly to JVM bytecode, yet remains completely dynamic. Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system.
    Erlang
    Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems.
    Rust
    Rust is a systems programming language that combines strong compile-time correctness guarantees with fast performance. It improves upon the ideas of other systems languages like C++ by providing guaranteed memory safety (no crashes, no data races) and complete control over the lifecycle of memory.
    Python
    Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
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    Rust
    Rust
    Lua
    Lua

    To handle its growing observability needs, Postmates created and open sourced Cernan, a telemetry and logging aggregation server. Ceran is built on Rust and Lua, and can ingest data from many sources and then push or exposes what it’s collected to many destinations, or “sinks.” It can also create or manipulate in-flight data with programmable Lua filters.

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    Go
    Go
    Lua
    Lua
    OpenResty
    OpenResty
    nginx
    nginx
    Logstash
    Logstash
    Prometheus
    Prometheus

    At Kong while building an internal tool, we struggled to route metrics to Prometheus and logs to Logstash without incurring too much latency in our metrics collection.

    We replaced nginx with OpenResty on the edge of our tool which allowed us to use the lua-nginx-module to run Lua code that captures metrics and records telemetry data during every request’s log phase. Our code then pushes the metrics to a local aggregator process (written in Go) which in turn exposes them in Prometheus Exposition Format for consumption by Prometheus. This solution reduced the number of components we needed to maintain and is fast thanks to NGINX and LuaJIT.

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    Vadim Bakaev
    Vadim Bakaev
    Scala
    Scala
    Haskell
    Haskell

    Why I am using Haskell in my free time?

    I have 3 reasons for it. I am looking for:

    Fun.

    Improve functional programming skill.

    Improve problem-solving skill.

    Laziness and mathematical abstractions behind Haskell makes it a wonderful language.

    It is Pure functional, it helps me to write better Scala code.

    Highly expressive language gives elegant ways to solve coding puzzle.

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    How developers use Haskell and Lua
    Avatar of papaver
    papaver uses LuaLua

    used lua as gameplay glue while at insomniac. one my favorite wins was integrating table support. it took walking the source code in a debugger to figure it out, still remember being at work at 3am when i got it working finally. (no google back then to make such things simple.)

    Avatar of Sine Wave Entertainment
    Sine Wave Entertainment uses LuaLua

    We use Lua as our primary scripting language for third party developers - it's fast, the runtime can be quite small and fits into everywhere it needs to go - from mobile to web.

    Avatar of Vagner Oliveira
    Vagner Oliveira uses HaskellHaskell
    Avatar of micro systems
    micro systems uses LuaLua

    Lua is used as the programming language for all extensions and the main business logic.

    Avatar of Tinkhaven
    Tinkhaven uses HaskellHaskell

    Backend logic (REST, Auth0, Redis, Postgres, functional graph library (fgl), ...)

    Avatar of RELEX Solutions
    RELEX Solutions uses HaskellHaskell

    Our internal deployment tool, called Mordor, is written in Haskell.

    Avatar of Zetaops
    Zetaops uses HaskellHaskell

    Still experimental work for multikernel OS.

    Avatar of Dick Cocker
    Dick Cocker uses LuaLua

    Used for hashing client IP in Nginx

    Avatar of Metrix Financial Reporting Solutions UG
    Metrix Financial Reporting Solutions UG uses HaskellHaskell

    Don't worry, be type-safe.

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