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Powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Lua and what they use it for.
  • Where can I learn lua
    The official lua website is a pretty good place to go! As well as lua users & tutorials point has a really good tutorial for lua too! The official site may be hard to understand at time (it was for me at least) but that’s why I gave you the other two. they’ll explain it simpler/better than the official site may sometimes. Hope this helps! - Source: Reddit / 5 days ago
  • A Weekly Class for PICO-8 Beginners
    1) Who Should Sign Up? - People with no, little, or intermediate skills in programming or PICO-8. 2) What Will We Cover? - Fantasy Console Paradigm: The Full Overview of What PICO-8 can do. - Lua and the uses of its modified API within PICO-8. Programming, 101. 3) What to Expect - A full game all your own! - Brought together in a 4-8 classes, in live teaching sessions in which you can interact with... - Source: Reddit / 21 days ago
  • data types in function definition
    I have tried a few thins but no luck and found nothing on the web, also looks as if main forums no longer exist. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Why doesn't python fix the "off by one" in ranges?
    Not at all! Lua, for instance, starts indexing at 1. I don't like it personally, but Lua obviously exists and is quite popular. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • I would like to learn lua to start making some simple lua scripts for online modding. Where should I start?
    Many people recommend to learn lua before starting with scripting, but I think this is a bit unnecessary if you actually know other languages. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Looking for a Lua dev to help with our open source project.
    Hello cohenan1941, I don’t unfortunately know how to use Lua with word of Warcraft. However I can help your project with any bare bones lua. Here are some great sites to learn lua: Tutorialspoint. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Using for i, v in pairs inside a while loop
    Https:// is the official Lua site and has some really useful info so it’s worth reading up on. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • can someone add tracers to this ESP
    Why not do it yourself learn Lua today. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Complete Interview with Roberto Ierusalimschy - Including some questions from Reddit
    While the website is simple and easy to use, are there any plans to modernize the site and make it more mobile-friendly? - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Which do you prefer to write?
    I'd like to know which you prefer to write more: Wren Or Lua As a scripting language for configuration. Like you configure awesome in lua. - Source: / 9 months ago
  • Upcoming interview with Roberto Ierusalimschy
    Please stop this stuck in the mud nonsense. Anyone stumbling upon might think the project is dead already. The material is great, close to the best, but its presentation is pure shite. Not mobile friendly (what kinds of device do you think the majority of people in the Global South use?). We live in a world of code highlighting, none of that in PiL. We live in a world where Fengari allows Lua to run in the... - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Folia is a minimalistic authoring tool for narrative games
    With Folia, you can write interactive, branching stories using a simple syntax based on Lua. Folia presents your game in a two-page 'storybook' format, with one leaf dedicated to a scrolling log of text, and the other displaying images. You can make your story as simple or complex as you like, with the full power of Lua available whenever you need it. When you're done, you can upload your finished game to - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • AstroVim is an aesthetic/feature-rich Neovim config
    ![Lua]( - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Want to learn. should cover most of your basic needs. Here is a beginner-friendly introduction to the language: - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Need help making a script
    The thing is: I'm one of those people who will get bored of the basics that are pissing me off so the thing with wont be useful, and I don't think people in will be like "ah yes we will help you make hacks". - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Need help making a script
    Well you can get more info at and from - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Advice on learning how to code
    Try to use the documentation directly. A few useful sources are and - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Operating systems, c programming, useful tools.
    Semi-random, but I would recommend reading, compiling, and trying to understand the Lua codebase. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • What's something that you have been wanting to learn , but always failed to do so?
    I'd reccomend using Lua as a first language, the syntax is simple, the interpreter is fast af (even faster with LuaJIT, the just-in-time compiler for Lua), very readable code, the libraries don't break, and is very small and portable, and is popularly used in the game development industry. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • What free software should everyone have?
    Btw, you are gonna need to have some experience in the Lua programming language (or just programming in general), however it is easy to learn ( ). - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Hello
    I totally agree, the official documentation is useful is you already know other programming languages. However, it is very good and didactical. In you can find the book from the author of the language. It is in (Programming in Lua - PIL). You can find, too, the reference documentation on I learnt Lua from these sources. You can find... - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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