Lua is a powerful, efficient, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. It supports procedural programming, object-oriented programming, functional programming, data-driven programming, and data description. (by lua)

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Lua reviews and mentions

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  • The Top 20 Programming Languages and Their Origins
    7 projects | | 24 Sep 2023
  • Lua C headers, MacOS
    2 projects | /r/lua | 7 Sep 2023
    ➜ ~ brew info lua ==> lua: stable 5.4.6 (bottled) Powerful, lightweight programming language /opt/homebrew/Cellar/lua/5.4.6 (29 files, 788.7KB) * Poured from bottle using the API on 2023-05-16 at 11:03:06 From: License: MIT ==> Caveats You may also want luarocks: brew install luarocks ==> Analytics install: 16,599 (30 days), 56,745 (90 days), 139,027 (365 days) install-on-request: 1,763 (30 days), 6,266 (90 days), 21,105 (365 days) build-error: 0 (30 days)
  • How do you like code documentation inline in the source code vs. as separate guides, or how would you do it?
    3 projects | /r/ProgrammingLanguages | 3 Jul 2023
    I think Lua is a good example of doing documentation well. The source code is commented only as much as needed, mainly with brief comments about things that might not be obvious and a small number of longer explanations of how the architecture works (mainly relevant to developers). It also has a super nice feature that's surprisingly rare: each file has a very short line at the top that describes what the file is, so you don't have to guess based on the filename alone. The API is documented in a single HTML file on the website that has both the high level descriptions of the language and architecture, as well as documentation for each public-facing function. The docs are maintained by hand, but the API is mostly stable, so the docs don't need to change very often.
  • Total Noob With a Question.
    2 projects | /r/learnprogramming | 27 Jun 2023
    This is using the Lua language and the Solar2d game framework
  • Ask HN: What are some of the most elegant codebases in your favorite language?
    37 projects | | 17 Jun 2023

    Everything is nicely documented and pretty easy to read.

    It's a great companion if you want to learn more about how languages are implemented.

  • Custom Plugin Development For APISIX With Lua And ChatGPT
    5 projects | | 14 Jun 2023
    One of the key features of Apache APISIX is its extensibility through plugins. APISIX allows you to build your own custom plugin to add extra functionalities and manage the API traffic more efficiently. Oftentimes, you use Lua programming language to implement new plugins or leverage plugin runners to develop plugins in your favorite programming language. However, APISIX has the best support for Lua. After writing a couple of plugins for APISIX in Lua, I understood that you do not need to know the fundamentals of Lua programming or to be an expert in this language at all when your ChatGPT friend is always with you. For example, with my background in Java and C#, I can understand the code and logic written in Lua and I believe that you can do the same.
  • Setting Up Neovim with Fennel
    3 projects | | 6 Jun 2023
    One of the most anticipated and loved features by Neovim users is the lua support.
  • Chaining API requests with API Gateway
    6 projects | | 24 May 2023
    An API gateway can be the right place to implement this functionality because it can intercept all client app requests and forward them to intended destinations. We are going to use Apache APISIX as it is a popular open-source API Gateway solution with a bunch of built-in plugins. However, at the time of developing the current blog post, APISIX did not have official support for the pipeline-request plugin. By having the knowledge of custom plugin development capabilities of APISIX, we decided to introduce a new plugin that can offer the same feature. There is a repo on GitHub with source code written in Lua programming language and a description of the pipeline-request plugin.
  • What's the best programming language to start my journey as a game developer?
    7 projects | /r/gamedev | 1 May 2023
    For programming, try the Python programming language paired with PyGame or the Lua programming language paired with Love2D. You can find step-by-step tutorials for both on Google.
  • What's your opinion on Lua programming language?
    3 projects | /r/programming | 26 Mar 2023
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lua/lua is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of Lua is C.

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