kotlin-script-examples VS Lua

Compare kotlin-script-examples vs Lua and see what are their differences.


Examples of Kotlin Scripts and usages of the Kotlin Scripting API (by Kotlin)


Lua is a powerful, efficient, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. It supports procedural programming, object-oriented programming, functional programming, data-driven programming, and data description. (by lua)
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kotlin-script-examples Lua
1 118
282 7,780
1.4% 2.5%
3.9 8.4
about 1 month ago 25 days ago
Kotlin C
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of kotlin-script-examples. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-06.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Lua. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-02-19.
  • 5-Step Approach: ProjectSveltos Event Framework for Kubernetes Deployment with Cilium Gateway API
    3 projects | dev.to | 19 Feb 2024
    The EventSource uses the Lua language to search for any services with ports set to 80 or 443 in the ‘argocd’ namespace. More examples can be found here.
  • Building a Wordle Clone with Lua! 🕹
    3 projects | dev.to | 25 Jan 2024
    If you're new to the 12 in 24 series, I'm learning and building projects with a new programming language every month - this month, it's the Lua scripting language. You can find source code for the projects I build in the official GitHub repository (check it out, this week's folder contains code for both this and two other bonus projects!).
  • Gearing up for Lua
    3 projects | dev.to | 1 Jan 2024
    This month, we're talking about Lua. It's not always a first choice when it comes to programming, but I think there's a lot to enjoy about this little language. Heck, I'm a big game development fan myself - I would look into it even if that was the only reason to.
  • Pluto, a Modern Lua Dialect
    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 Dec 2023
    It’s Portuguese. It’s the same in the Lua codebase [1].

    [1]: https://github.com/lua/lua

  • Fluent Bit with ECS: Configuration Tips and Tricks
    4 projects | dev.to | 26 Dec 2023
    If we think we need more flexibility for processing records, we can write our own embedded filters using Lua language. Lua is a highly efficient programming language used mainly for embedded scripting.
  • A Linguagem Lua completa 30 anos!
    3 projects | dev.to | 17 Oct 2023
  • The Top 20 Programming Languages and Their Origins
    7 projects | dev.to | 24 Sep 2023
  • Lua C headers, MacOS
    2 projects | /r/lua | 7 Sep 2023
    ➜ ~ brew info lua ==> lua: stable 5.4.6 (bottled) Powerful, lightweight programming language https://www.lua.org/ /opt/homebrew/Cellar/lua/5.4.6 (29 files, 788.7KB) * Poured from bottle using the formulae.brew.sh API on 2023-05-16 at 11:03:06 From: https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/blob/HEAD/Formula/l/lua.rb License: MIT ==> Caveats You may also want luarocks: brew install luarocks ==> Analytics install: 16,599 (30 days), 56,745 (90 days), 139,027 (365 days) install-on-request: 1,763 (30 days), 6,266 (90 days), 21,105 (365 days) build-error: 0 (30 days)
  • How do you like code documentation inline in the source code vs. as separate guides, or how would you do it?
    3 projects | /r/ProgrammingLanguages | 3 Jul 2023
    I think Lua is a good example of doing documentation well. The source code is commented only as much as needed, mainly with brief comments about things that might not be obvious and a small number of longer explanations of how the architecture works (mainly relevant to developers). It also has a super nice feature that's surprisingly rare: each file has a very short line at the top that describes what the file is, so you don't have to guess based on the filename alone. The API is documented in a single HTML file on the website that has both the high level descriptions of the language and architecture, as well as documentation for each public-facing function. The docs are maintained by hand, but the API is mostly stable, so the docs don't need to change very often.
  • Total Noob With a Question.
    2 projects | /r/learnprogramming | 27 Jun 2023
    This is using the Lua language and the Solar2d game framework

What are some alternatives?

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mal - mal - Make a Lisp

deno - A modern runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript.

hammerspoon - Staggeringly powerful macOS desktop automation with Lua

goscript - An alternative implementation of Golang specs, written in Rust for embedding or wrapping.

love - LÖVE is an awesome 2D game framework for Lua.

TIC-80 - TIC-80 is a fantasy computer for making, playing and sharing tiny games.

Jenkins - Jenkins automation server

Nim - Nim is a statically typed compiled systems programming language. It combines successful concepts from mature languages like Python, Ada and Modula. Its design focuses on efficiency, expressiveness, and elegance (in that order of priority).