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I'm making a program in Java and I'm choosing a language for scripting.

I'm aiming for speed and for being easy to learn/code for a java program.

(So what I mean by Ruby and Lua is JRuby or LuaJ or what ever the best java alternative to these languages are)

Or might Python or Perl (or another language that can be used with java) be good?

[I'm trying to make a game with Java for Ubuntu, with an easy language for scripting]

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Programming related questions belongs to, however I doubt if such a question is even suitable for SO. You might want to add some details, like what you are trying to achieve. – Lekensteyn Jun 27 '11 at 9:26
Added what I'm trying to achieve! – Alyx Jun 27 '11 at 9:35
Please check – Lekensteyn Jun 27 '11 at 9:39
Interesting, I think I might be leaning towards (Python or Lua or Ruby) for scripting – Alyx Jun 27 '11 at 9:43
This kind of question gonna be closed on SO, so it's nice it lives here. =D – H_7 Mar 9 '12 at 23:39

I would normally say: Whatever you're best at and this occasion is no different.

It only takes a few minutes to play around with a language to see if it does what you want and if you can understand and write it.

One more to add to your list of testers: Groovy which is a Java-based dynamic scripting language. A bit like a cross between Java and Python, if you will.

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Woh, groovy man – Alyx Jun 27 '11 at 10:24

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