Learning Lua

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  1. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    For those of you wishing to learn the Lua programming language, check out this website - http://tylerneylon.com/a/learn-lua/


    The website is meant for people that already know programming and computer logic. The point of the site is to teach Lua. I already know some programming languages, so this website is wonderful just showing me how Lua is structured.
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    Awesome then started creating more games for linux with love2d.
    "Hi there! LÖVE is an *awesome* framework you can use to make 2D games in Lua. "
    Yay:)
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    I haven't looked a lua in years, but I found it to be a perfect fit for what I needed a while back.

    I had developed and was maintaining a test setup that required frequent changes. So I added a small ad hoc configuration language that enabled me to make changes without recompiling. It worked great at first.

    But I kept needing to add more support for different hardware and special cases, so the language grew uglier and uglier as I added syntax as needed at the moment in a way that wouldn't conflict with everything else. I realized I was in desperate need of an embedded language that was simple yet flexible and very extensible. I searched.

    I found lua. I hacked out my crude language, dropped in lua, extended it, used it for a few years and loved it.
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