go-lua VS otto

Compare go-lua vs otto and see what are their differences.


A Lua VM in Go (by Shopify)


A JavaScript interpreter in Go (golang) (by robertkrimen)
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go-lua otto
1 1
2,192 6,337
1.5% -
2.1 6.5
28 days ago about 1 month ago
Go Go
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of go-lua. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-08.


Posts with mentions or reviews of otto. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-04.
  • I write my own web desktop OS for 3 years and this is what it looks like now
    2 projects | dev.to | 4 Apr 2021
    It doesn't make sense to ask the user (aka me) to change the code every time I want to modify any web apps right? So I decided to split the webapps into two parts. WebApps are those only require basic permissions and do not interact with the host OS. They will be run inside a sandbox created using ECMA5 VM called Otto. The other type is called Subservice, in which it will need extra permission to interact with the OS and require higher level of access to the backend file system.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing go-lua and otto you can also consider the following projects:

gopher-lua - GopherLua: VM and compiler for Lua in Go

goja - ECMAScript/JavaScript engine in pure Go

go-php - PHP bindings for the Go programming language (Golang)

go-duktape - [abandoned] Duktape JavaScript engine bindings for Go

tengo - A fast script language for Go

golua - Go bindings for Lua C API - in progress

anko - Scriptable interpreter written in golang

go-python - naive go bindings to the CPython2 C-API