Port variant standard
Summary Light, powerful language for app. extension
Package version 5.2.4_1
Keywords lang
Maintainer nobody
License MIT
Other variants There are no other variants.
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Last modified 06 JAN 2024, 05:04:25 UTC
Port created 26 APR 2017, 18:18:28 UTC
Subpackage Descriptions
complete This is the lua52-standard metapackage. It pulls in all subpackages of lua52-standard.
primary Lua is a programming language originally designed for extending applications, but also frequently used as a general-purpose, stand-alone language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax (similar to Pascal) 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 garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping. A fundamental concept in the design of Lua is to provide meta-mechanisms for implementing features, instead of providing a host of features directly in the language. For example, although Lua is not a pure object-oriented language, it does provide meta-mechanisms for implementing classes and inheritance. Lua's meta-mechanisms bring an economy of concepts and keep the language small, while allowing the semantics to be extended in unconventional ways. Extensible semantics is a distinguishing feature of Lua. Lua is implemented as a small library of C functions, written in ANSI C, and compiles unmodified in all known platforms. The implementation goals are simplicity, efficiency, portability, and low embedding cost.
tools This package contains the Lua interpreter and the Lua compiler.
dev This is the developer subpackage of the lua52-standard port. It may contain headers, pc files, static and PIC libraries and SO links.
man This is the man page subpackage of the lua52-standard port.
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Build (only) readline:dev:standard
Runtime (only) readline:primary:standard (tools subpackage)
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Ports that require lua52:standard
ldoc:lua52 LuaDoc-compatible doc gen system for Lua 5.2
lua-bitop:lua52 Bitwise operations on numbers for Lua 5.2
lua-filesystem:lua52 Advanced filesystem-related functions for Lua 5.2
lua-lgi:lua52 Bindings using gobject-introspection for Lua 5.2
lua-lpeg:lua52 Parsing Expression Grammars for Lua 5.2
lua-luarocks:lua52 Package manager for Lua modules (Lua 5.2)
lua-mpack:lua52 Lua 5.2 binding to libmpack
lua-penlight:lua52 Various python-inspired functions for Lua 5.2
lua-posix:lua52 POSIX API bindings for Lua 5.2
lua-sec:lua52 SSL/TLS support module for Lua 5.2
lua-socket:lua52 Comprehensive networking module for Lua 5.2
lua-stdlib-debug:lua52 Debug hints management library for Lua 5.2
lua-stdlib-normalize:lua52 Collection of normalized functions for Lua 5.2
lua-sysctl:lua52 Small FBSD sysctl(3) interface for Lua 5.2
lua-zlib:lua52 Simple streaming interface to Zlib for Lua 5.2
mpv:standard Advanced general-purpose multimedia player
neovim:standard Next generation Vim
wireshark:standard Network traffic analyzer