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README for Lua 5.1
See INSTALL for installation instructions.
See HISTORY for a summary of changes since the last released version.
* What is Lua?
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Lua is a powerful, light-weight programming language designed for extending
applications. Lua is also frequently used as a general-purpose, stand-alone
language. Lua is free software.
For complete information, visit Lua's web site at http://www.lua.org/ .
For an executive summary, see http://www.lua.org/about.html .
Lua has been used in many different projects around the world.
For a short list, see http://www.lua.org/uses.html .
* Availability
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Lua is freely available for both academic and commercial purposes.
See COPYRIGHT and http://www.lua.org/license.html for details.
Lua can be downloaded at http://www.lua.org/download.html .
* Installation
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Lua is implemented in pure ANSI C, and compiles unmodified in all known
platforms that have an ANSI C compiler. In most Unix-like platforms, simply
do "make" with a suitable target. See INSTALL for detailed instructions.
* Origin
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Lua is developed at Lua.org, a laboratory of the Department of Computer
Science of PUC-Rio (the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
in Brazil).
For more information about the authors, see http://www.lua.org/authors.html .
(end of README)