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By Aaron Brown, Kurt Jung

This booklet is for college kids and execs who're intrigued by way of the chance of studying and utilizing a strong language that offers a wealthy infrastructure for growing courses. No programming wisdom is critical to profit from this ebook apart from the part on Lua bindings, which calls for a few familiarity with the c program languageperiod. a definite convenience point with command-line operations, textual content modifying, and listing constructions is assumed.

Software builders who've event with capabilities, strings, and associative arrays can skim Chapters 2 via five with the caveat that yes Lua colloquialisms are brought there in addition to programming concepts.

Throughout the textual content, sections touching on a specific working approach are truly marked and will be skipped through readers engaged on a special platform.

This e-book is geared up to lead you thru the fundamentals of utilizing Lua. Its constitution is as follows:
* fitting Lua in your approach (Chapter 1)
* studying the basics of programming in Lua (Chapters 2 via 10)
* Reviewing common Lua capabilities (Chapter 11)
* Exploring program improvement with Lua utilizing applications contributed via the group (Chapters 12 via 18)
* utilizing Lua's many group assets (Chapter 19)

Chapters 2 via 10 every one construct on options which are offered in its predecessors, so a sequential interpreting of this a part of the booklet is suggested. The precis of Lua's integrated libraries comprises examples that imagine you could have an exceptional take hold of of the fabrics awarded within the first 10 chapters.

Some of the libraries and methods awarded in Chapters 12 and thirteen are wanted within the final chapters of the publication. Chapters 14 via 19 are fairly self sustaining of each other and will be learn out of sequence.

You desire unusually little within the manner of machine assets to profit and use Lua. This publication makes a speciality of home windows and Unix-like (including Linux) platforms, yet any working method that helps a command shell will be appropriate. You'll desire a textual content editor to organize and keep Lua scripts.

If you decide to increase Lua with libraries written in a programming language like C, you'll want a compatible software program improvement equipment. a lot of those kits are freely on hand on the web yet, in contrast to Lua, they could devour prodigious quantities of disk area and memory.

Chapter 18 discusses utilizing Lua on a Palm Pilot. no matter if you don't personal or have entry to at least one of those units, this bankruptcy indicates how one can simulate one at the significant machine systems.

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5 Interacting with the Interpreter The interpreter knows how to respond when you type Lua code that either contains a mistake or is incomplete. Sooner or later, you’ll type something that makes no sense to Lua. In case you haven’t 24 Chapter 2: First Steps already done this accidentally, now is the time to do it on purpose to see what happens. Type print (2 + + 2) and press Enter. Here’s what you get: > print(2 + + 2) stdin:1: unexpected symbol near ‘+’ > Lua sees something that doesn’t make sense (two plus signs next to each other), so it prints a short explanation of why it doesn’t make sense.

Copy the files by executing this batch script: install Building Lua with the Tiny C Compiler The Tiny C Compiler (TCC) is a freely available C development system that you can use to build Lua on both Linux and Windows. It is discussed here because it is an excellent way for Windows users who don’t have a C toolkit to familiarize themselves with developing programs in C. fr/tcc) contains a link to the Window binary distribution in the form of a zip file that includes everything you need to compile Lua.

Programmer’s editors provide features well beyond the basic editing of text including features such as the following: ❑ Advanced search and replace using regular expressions, a powerful form of recognizing patterns in text ❑ Syntax highlighting that gives you visual confirmation that your script is properly structured ❑ Multiple undoing and redoing ❑ Bracket matching ❑ The capability to automatically hide portions of text and code ❑ Macros to automatically repeat time-consuming or error-prone operations ❑ The capability to filter selected portions of text through an external program (that is, one written in Lua) to process text in ways that might be awkward or complicated using the editor’s own commands Most programmer’s editors enable you to configure syntax highlighting for various programming languages, and syntax highlighting for Lua is provided as part of many editor packages.

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