Lua C

Open-source Lua projects categorized as C

Top 9 Lua C Projects

  • xmake

    🔥 A cross-platform build utility based on Lua

    Project mention: Xmake v2.8.5 released, Support for link sorting and unit testing | /r/programming | 2023-11-08
  • awesome

    awesome window manager (by awesomeWM)

    Project mention: Any plans on porting to wayland? | /r/awesomewm | 2023-07-10

    i'm reading this issue and this thread as i'm looking into migrate to wayland, since sooner or later we'll apparently have (i know this won't be very soon, but wayland is more and more mainstream). I know "any update on this?" is very annoying, and that's why i'm not open an issue, but... Any update on this?

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • luakit

    Fast, small, webkit based browser framework extensible by Lua.

  • nelua-lang

    Minimal, efficient, statically-typed and meta-programmable systems programming language heavily inspired by Lua, which compiles to C and native code.

    Project mention: Lua has been a real eye opener for this Java dev | | 2023-06-30

    If you Like Lua's syntax and you wish you could achieve C speeds and have the metaprogramming ability of Java (Generics), by all means try , you won't regret it!

  • cimgui

    c-api for imgui ( Look at: for other widgets

    Project mention: Beside SDL, is there an easier way to just show a custom rectangle with text, cross-platform? | /r/C_Programming | 2023-05-13

    I would recommend C bindings for the Dear ImGui (

  • clangd_extensions.nvim

    Clangd's off-spec features for neovim's LSP client. Use instead

    Project mention: What is the current state of Inlay Hints within the Native LSP ? | /r/neovim | 2023-02-18

    There are a plugins like clang extensions that offers such features.

  • neovim-tasks

    A statefull task manager focused on integration with build systems.

    Project mention: Task plugin for c++ project | /r/neovim | 2023-06-21


  • Onboard AI

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  • ouroboros.nvim

    Allows quickly switching between header and implementation files for C/C++ in Neovim.

  • nelua-decl

    C binding generator for Nelua using GCC Lua plugin.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-11-08.

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What are some of the best open-source C projects in Lua? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 xmake 8,113
2 awesome 5,897
3 luakit 1,913
4 nelua-lang 1,706
5 cimgui 1,237
6 clangd_extensions.nvim 391
7 neovim-tasks 83
8 ouroboros.nvim 38
9 nelua-decl 37
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