Building the fastest Lua interpreter automatically

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  • neovim

    Vim-fork focused on extensibility and usability

    Lua is meant to be embedded in another application, so its relevance depends on what applications you use. My main text editor is Neovim which uses Lua as one of its two built-in scripting languages (the other one being Vim script). A couple of other projects off the top of my head:

  • love

    LÖVE is an awesome 2D game framework for Lua.

    Löve2D (2D game engine which uses Lua for user logic)

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • awesome

    awesome window manager (by awesomeWM)

    awesomewm (tiling window manager configured in Lua)

  • clp

    writes input files to stdout with syntax highlighting (by jpe90)

    It's super fast and has some really interesting libraries. I used parsing expression grammars to write a faster alternative to bat.

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