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Nelua, AOT statically typed Lua
I already asked this question exactly 2 years ago: https://github.com/edubart/nelua-lang/discussions/51
If you are interested, the README.md  explains everything in detail.
One under-advertised feature of the language is that it supports WASM: https://github.com/edubart/nelua-lang/discussions/11
It’s been used successfully to make games for virtual game consoles like wasm4 and GamerCade.
data types in function definition
12 projects | reddit.com/r/lua | 13 Jan 2023
Crystal 1.6.0 Is Released
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 16 Oct 2022
I'd think it would be system level programming with acceptably good performance with high level abstractions and the Ruby flavor. Similarly is Nelua which uses Lua's syntax and APIs and compiles to C.
Terra Programming Language Releases Version 1.0.0
5 projects | reddit.com/r/programming | 8 Jun 2022
Also, very similar to Nelua, what are the main differences (optional GC in Nelua seems to be an obvious one)?
I created my own programming language that compiles into Lua code but uses a more C/Rust like syntax
8 projects | reddit.com/r/programming | 7 Jun 2022
OTOH, if you want to go in the opposite direction (Lua to C), I like Nelua a lot :)
The V Programming Language Simple, fast, safe, compiled
11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Jan 2022
is there an interpreter/compiler i can just put in a folder and use?
6 projects | reddit.com/r/lua | 6 Dec 2021
What are some alternatives?
LuaJIT - Mirror of the LuaJIT git repository
terra - Terra is a low-level system programming language that is embedded in and meta-programmed by the Lua programming language.
moonscript - :crescent_moon: A language that compiles to Lua
godot-lua-pluginscript - Godot PluginScript for the Lua language, currently based on LuaJIT's FFI
red - Red is a next-generation programming language strongly inspired by Rebol, but with a broader field of usage thanks to its native-code compiler, from system programming to high-level scripting and cross-platform reactive GUI, while providing modern support for concurrency, all in a zero-install, zero-config, single 1MB file!
liquidhaskell - Liquid Types For Haskell
luakit - Fast, small, webkit based browser framework extensible by Lua.
pallene - Pallene Compiler
acwj - A Compiler Writing Journey
wasm3 - 🚀 A fast WebAssembly interpreter, and the most universal WASM runtime
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).