I have been using Lua as a scripting language for RISC OS for quite a few years now - one version as a relocatable module, though that was trickier for error-handling. But seriously, Lua is dead easy to integrate into anything written in C or assembler, is tiny, and a lot easier to learn than Perl or, dare I say it, Basic. The shortcomings of Obey file syntax and semantics have been obvious from the days of Arthur.
Should ROL concentrate on a new ARM port of the OS? Should RISCOS Ltd focus on porting its OS to new ARM-powered devices, such as the recently unveiled prototyped netbooks, following work on bringing the RISC OS Open flavour of the OS to the ARM Cortex-A8 platform? 22 comments, latest by rjek on 28/3/09 8:25PM. Published: 1 Mar 2009