Monday, March 18, 2013

What Lua Scripting Means for Wikimedia and Open Source

Sumana Harihareswara (via Gus Mueller):

So our staffers and volunteers worked on Scribunto (from the Latin for “they shall write”), a MediaWiki extension to allow editors to embed Lua scripts instead of wikitext for templating. And volunteers and Foundation staffers have already started identifying pages that are slow to render and converting the most inefficient templates. We have 488,731 templates on English Wikipedia alone right now. The process of turning many of those into Lua scripts is going to affect everyone who reads our sites — and the Scribunto project has already started giving back to the Lua community.

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