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Does anyone use Lua here?

It's another interpreted scripting language that compiles to C code. I think it would be a great addition to the sololearn courses.

25th Mar 2017, 1:39 PM
Aidan Haddon-Wright
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Oh, I see! As per my experience, I feel like the simplicity of Lua is very similar to the languages like Ruby and Python! Lua is the language that might be added in the sololearn's course! Fingers Crossed!
27th Mar 2017, 7:30 AM
Mayank Gupta
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Lua is a very powerful language. On the surface it looks like a simple, functional language but if you really get into it, it's very object oriented. While it doesn't technically support objects, using some simple trickery with tables and functions you can start using OOP patterns and principles. I was actually introduced to lua by the ComputerCraft mod for Minecraft but since then I've used it for all sorts of projects. I created a DBMS and custom query language completely in lua (sounds impressive, it really wasn't ;P )
2nd Oct 2017, 12:14 PM
Aidan Haddon-Wright
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20th Apr 2017, 9:09 PM
Jetset Willy
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I just started looking into Lua for writing NMAP scripts. I find it quite fascinating.
28th Mar 2017, 11:21 AM
Brandon - avatar
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it will be a good addition to SoloLearn courses
20th Apr 2017, 10:10 PM
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I use lua in corona sdk. Just learning...seems very familiar with python.
8th Jul 2017, 1:38 PM
Pravin Pandey
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Since Lua is used as a scripting language in various games. I know it would be beneficial to have a good foundation for those seeking to mod their favorite games that utilize it. It also is (as I heard) better than Python for performance and memory usage when embedded this way. Several games use Lua extensively, or just as a simple API to their existing C++ / etc. code. Notable ones I have played (used here, PC = Mac OSX, Linux/Unix as well as Windows): * Minetest (PC; Android; a very minimal server hosting only a few players can run on a Raspberry Pi device) An open-source game in an approximately same feel to Minecraft, and also has an Android port provided by the same community. (The base game is literally a mod itself!) * Don't Starve / Don't Starve Together (Android; Windows — unknown if more) I wish the latter existed on Android, but is a pain to mod the Android version for the former. * Starbound (Windows, has Steam & non-Steam variants — unknown if more) I recommend the Steam version and, if possible, also the GoG (DRM-free games) version if you can afford both
1st Oct 2017, 4:48 PM
Katie (Ctrl-Alt-Cuteness)
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I write scripts for Cockos REAPER. it uses lua.
2nd Oct 2017, 7:06 AM
Jetset Willy
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mail info@sololearn.com
20th Sep 2017, 10:41 PM
👑 Prometheus 🇸🇬
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lua is really fast with luajit
19th Oct 2017, 1:05 AM
SergK - avatar
i code in lua
5th Feb 2020, 2:31 AM
Carl Wheezer
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