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Are you interested in a DB2 driver for Lua?

lua_logo.pngAccording to Wikipedia, Lua is “a lightweight, reflective, imperative and procedural language, designed as a scripting language with extensible semantics as a primary goal”. It is employed by Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and many other programs, particularly in the gaming industry (where it excels). Lua has a proven track record and it is far from a toy language, but I wonder, outside of game development, how popular is Lua really?

According to the TIOBE index, from September 2006 to September 2007, Lua managed to jump from the 50th most popular language to the 18th. Even if TIOBE’s accuracy is debatable, it still shows an interesting surge in Lua adoption.

Do you use Lua? If so, for what kind of projects? DB2 Express-C is all about empowering developers, hence if there is a concrete need and request for a Lua driver for DB2 9, we would eagerly like to hear from you. Please use the comments to express your interest and opinions.

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3 Responses to “Are you interested in a DB2 driver for Lua?”

  1. Kurt Jung says:

    My client uses DB2 and I am an avid Lua user so, yes, a Lua driver would be very welcome.

  2. I also think this would be a great addition for the Lua community and, in particular, for web developers using Kepler.
    You may want to check LuaSQL ( for examples of other drivers implementing the LuaSQL API since it’s a very popular API for DBMS use in Lua.
    If you decide to follow the LuaSQL API (even if implementing it over a lower level API of your own), please consider adding your driver to the LuaSQL distribution. Let me know if you need any further details and thanks in advance! :o)

  3. blooming says:

    I have tried LuaSQL ‘s ODBC Driver to connect to DB2 on AIX
    . It works all right except that a core file is dumped at the end of execution .

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