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Bug#675626: ITP: lutok -- Lightweight C++ API library for Lua

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Julio Merino <jmmv@julipedia.org>

* Package name    : lutok
  Version         : 0.2
  Upstream Author : Julio Merino <jmmv@julipedia.org>
* URL             : http://code.google.com/p/lutok/
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : Lightweight C++ API library for Lua

Lutok provides thin C++ wrappers around the Lua C API to ease the
interaction between C++ and Lua.  These wrappers make intensive use of
RAII to prevent resource leakage, expose C++-friendly data types, report
errors by means of exceptions and ensure that the Lua stack is always
left untouched in the face of errors.  The library also provides a small
subset of miscellaneous utility functions built on top of the wrappers.

Lutok focuses on providing a clean and safe C++ interface; the drawback
is that it is not suitable for performance-critical environments.  In
order to implement error-safe C++ wrappers on top of a Lua C binary
library, Lutok adds several layers or abstraction and error checking
that go against the original spirit of the Lua C API and thus degrade

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