Bug#339935: ITP: lua51 -- Simple, extensible, embeddable programming language
Owner: "John V. Belmonte" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : lua51
Version : 5.1.0
Upstream Author : Lua Team <email@example.com>
* URL : http://www.lua.org/
* License : MIT
Description : 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.
See <http://www.lua.org/about.html> for more information.
While the authors attempt to keep changes to the Lua language and standard
libraries backwards compatible, the C API often changes significantly between
versions (e.g. from the 5.0 series to 5.1). Applications in which Lua is
embedded often become bound to a certain version of Lua indefinitely. For
these reasons, and in contrast to other interpreted languages which have more
of a stand-alone focus, it's important to maintain parallel source packages.
The beta version of Lua 5.1 has recently been released.