Port variant standard
Summary Light, powerful language for app. extension
Package version 5.4.4
Keywords lang
Maintainer nobody
License MIT
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Last modified 05 FEB 2022, 16:11:37 UTC
Port created 10 JUL 2020, 02:08:04 UTC
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single 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.
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Ports that require lua54:standard
ldoc:lua54 LuaDoc-compatible doc gen system for Lua 5.4
lua-bitop:lua54 Bitwise operations on numbers for Lua 5.4
lua-filesystem:lua54 Advanced filesystem-related functions for Lua 5.4
lua-lpeg:lua54 Parsing Expression Grammars for Lua 5.4
lua-luarocks:lua54 Package manager for Lua modules (Lua 5.4)
lua-mpack:lua54 Lua 5.4 binding to libmpack
lua-penlight:lua54 Various python-inspired functions for Lua 5.4
lua-posix:lua54 POSIX API bindings for Lua 5.4
lua-sec:lua54 SSL/TLS support module for Lua 5.4
lua-socket:lua54 Comprehensive networking module for Lua 5.4
lua-stdlib-debug:lua54 Debug hints management library for Lua 5.4
lua-stdlib-normalize:lua54 Collection of normalized functions for Lua 5.4
lua-sysctl:lua54 Small FBSD sysctl(3) interface for Lua 5.4
lua-zlib:lua54 Simple streaming interface to Zlib for Lua 5.4