Lua Language

Open-source Lua projects categorized as Language

Top 5 Lua Language Projects

  • moonscript

    :crescent_moon: A language that compiles to Lua

    Project mention: Why Fennel? | | 2023-09-13

    Now I like lua, and think single pass is the way to go for interpreted, since you don't have the disadvantage of a slow compile time no matter how big your codebase gets, BUT its not great to write in. things like +=, ++, are not possible, which means the only solution is to transpile into it, which has led to some good languages like moonscript[0], teal[1] which offers static type checking, an absolute must as your codebase grows.


  • 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: Buzz: A lightweight statically typed scripting language | | 2023-12-26

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  • language-lua

    Lua parser and pretty-printer

  • nutoad

    a compliant brainfuck interpreter with subroutines

  • Crino

    Crino is an open-source multilingual DSL and library in pure lua.

    Project mention: ZwerOxotnik/Crino is a new repository | /r/ZwerOxotnik | 2023-04-14
  • WorkOS

    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

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 2023-12-26.

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

Project Stars
1 moonscript 3,096
2 nelua-lang 1,782
3 language-lua 11
4 nutoad 1
5 Crino 0
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