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Lua is a programming language designed for extending applications. It is also frequently used as a general-purpose, stand-alone language. It combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed, interpreted from bytecodes, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping.
DocumentationUser reference manual in HTML format available from
(User man pages included.) See also
for a complete list of available documentation.
released on 14 June 2012
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|X11||Andrew Engelbrecht||5 February 2002|
Leaders and contributors
|Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo||Author|
Resources and communication
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 August 2012.