Ask HN: Looking for platforms, other than Roblox, that have adopted Luau

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  • luau

    A fast, small, safe, gradually typed embeddable scripting language derived from Lua

    I use Luau in my games and tools [1], and I recommend it. While I can't speak to transitioning to it from Lua, since I didn't do that, I can say that it's fast, stable, sandboxing just works (important for your use case), and it's very well supported and regularly updated.

    For context, I first started using Luau as an experimental hack by integrating it with Unity. I mostly just wanted fast and simple hot reloading. I found myself writing more and more of it, and now I'm writing most of my code in it.

    VS Code support is pretty good via the luau-lsp language server [2]. Type support for certain code patterns isn't great yet, but there are RFCs to improve this.

    They're also quietly working on native code gen and JIT support, e.g. this PR from a few hours ago [3].

    Overall, recommended! You're not crazy.

    [1] https://twitter.com/kineticpoet

    [2] https://github.com/JohnnyMorganz/luau-lsp

    [3] https://github.com/Roblox/luau/pull/1076

  • luau-lsp

    Language Server Implementation for Luau

    I use Luau in my games and tools [1], and I recommend it. While I can't speak to transitioning to it from Lua, since I didn't do that, I can say that it's fast, stable, sandboxing just works (important for your use case), and it's very well supported and regularly updated.

    For context, I first started using Luau as an experimental hack by integrating it with Unity. I mostly just wanted fast and simple hot reloading. I found myself writing more and more of it, and now I'm writing most of my code in it.

    VS Code support is pretty good via the luau-lsp language server [2]. Type support for certain code patterns isn't great yet, but there are RFCs to improve this.

    They're also quietly working on native code gen and JIT support, e.g. this PR from a few hours ago [3].

    Overall, recommended! You're not crazy.

    [1] https://twitter.com/kineticpoet

    [2] https://github.com/JohnnyMorganz/luau-lsp

    [3] https://github.com/Roblox/luau/pull/1076

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  • warframe-luau-dump

    dumped luau warframe scripts (2024.02.16.17.13)

    Thanks. I have found a possible mention of it here: https://github.com/Reversive/warframe-luau-dump

  • darklua

    A command line tool that transforms Lua code

  • Luau.NET

    project to build and generate bindings for using Luau as a library

    Just recently published some preliminary dotnet bindings/libgen stuff for Luau in hopes to kickstart its wider use in C#:

    https://github.com/afterschoolstudio/Luau.NET

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