Wikimedia adopts Lua for page generation

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 18, 2013 10:46 PM EDT
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Wikimedia has activated Lua-based templating on several of its sites including English Wikipedia. Driven by a new MediaWiki extension called Scribunto which allows scripting languages to be embedded in MediaWiki, it is hoped that the Lua templating will help improve performance where editors take advantage of its capabilities.

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