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Simple, extensible, embeddable programming language

Lua is a powerful, light-weight programming language designed for extending applications. The language engine is accessible as a library, having a C API which allows the application to exchange data with Lua programs and also to extend Lua with C functions. Lua is also used as a general-purpose, stand-alone language through the simple command line interpreter provided.

This package contains the official manual covering the Lua language and C API, examples, etc.

Package version:5.1.4-5


README for Lua 5.1

See INSTALL for installation instructions.
See HISTORY for a summary of changes since the last released version.

* What is Lua?
  Lua is a powerful, light-weight programming language designed for extending
  applications. Lua is also frequently used as a general-purpose, stand-alone
  language. Lua is free software.

  For complete information, visit Lua's web s


lua5.1 for Debian

This is packaging for Debian of the 5.1 series of the Lua programming
language.  For package development see <>.

Binary package index:

    * lua5.1 - command line tools (i.e. interpreter and bytecode compiler)
    * lua5.1-doc - documentation, including manual and examples
    * liblua5.1-0-dev - development libraries
    * li


This directory contains some useful files and code.
Unlike the code in ../src, everything here is in the public domain.

If any of the makes fail, you're probably not using the same libraries
used to build Lua. Set MYLIBS in Makefile accordingly.

	Full Lua interpreter in a single file.
	Do "make one" for a demo.

	Lua header files for C++ using 'extern "C"'.

	A Lua icon for


Index of examples:

    script - how to create an executable script
    static_app - how to build an


Binary Lua modules: best practices for Unix

Key points
    * don't hard-code Lua header


This is just a minimal example of an executable Lua script.  Main points:

    * use the "env" tool 


This is a minimal example of an application binary linked to the Lua library.
The main points are to


These are simple tests for Lua.  Some of them contain useful code.
They are meant to be run to make 

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