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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?
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 .
For an executive summary, see .
Lua has been used in many different projects around the world.
For a short list, see .
* Availability
Lua is freely available for both academic and commercial purposes.
See COPYRIGHT and for details.
Lua can be downloaded at .
* Installation
In the LuaDist distribution the default makefiles have been replaced with
CMake. To build Lua use the following approach.
> mkdir _build && cd_build
> ccmake .. # Set up configuration, alternatively use cmake-gui on Windows.
> cmake --build . --target install
The default makefile should work too, you just need to edit src/luaconf.h.orig
and save it as src/luaconf.h.
> make
See INSTALL for detailed instructions with make.
* Origin
Lua is developed at, 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 .
(end of README)