Bug#727170: RFP: lua-alien -- Pure Lua extensions
* Package name : lua-alien
Version : 0.7.0
Upstream Author : Fabio Mascarenhas
* URL or Web page : http://mascarenhas.github.io/alien/
* License : MIT
Description : Pure Lua extensions
Alien is a Foreign Function Interface (FFI) for Lua. An FFI lets you
call functions in dynamic libraries (.so, .dylib, .dll, etc.) from Lua
code without having to write, compile and link a C binding from the
library to Lua. In other words, it lets you write extensions that call
out to native code using just Lua.
I maintain GNU Zile in Debian. Upstream currently works on a
reimplementation of Zile in Lua which seems to become "Zile 3".
This library seems to be a dependency for that rewrite.