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Lua is a simple, yet powerful, language for extending applications. Some features of Lua

  • a simple, pascal-like, syntax;
  • powerful data description constructs (e.g., associative arrays);
  • user-controlled type constructors;
  • fallbacks for extending the meaning of the language in unconventional ways;
  • Lua programs are compiled into bytecodes, which are then interpreted to simulate a virtual machine;

Current Version:   4.0

License Type:   Free,

Home Site: (mirror)

Source Code Availability:   Yes

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   No

Targeted Platforms:


Software/Hardware Requirements:

ANSI C Compiler

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