Port variant standard
Summary Light, powerful language for app. extension
Package version 5.3.6
Keywords lang
Maintainer nobody
License MIT
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Last modified 04 SEP 2021, 16:22:43 UTC
Port created 26 APR 2017, 18:18:28 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 lua53:standard
awesome:standard Dynamic WM for X, highly configurable in Lua
gnuplot:standard Command-line driven graphing utility
kyua:standard Testing framework for infrastructure software
ldoc:lua53 LuaDoc-compatible doc gen system for Lua 5.3
lighttpd:standard Lightweight high-performance web server
lua-ada:standard Ada binding for Lua
lua-bitop:lua53 Bitwise operations on numbers for Lua 5.3
lua-filesystem:lua53 Advanced filesystem-related functions for Lua 5.3
lua-lgi:lua53 Bindings using gobject-introspection for Lua 5.3
lua-lpeg:lua53 Parsing Expression Grammars for Lua 5.3
lua-luarocks:lua53 Package manager for Lua modules (Lua 5.3)
lua-mpack:lua53 Lua 5.3 binding to libmpack
lua-penlight:lua53 Various python-inspired functions for Lua 5.3
lua-posix:lua53 POSIX API bindings for Lua 5.3
lua-sec:lua53 SSL/TLS support module for Lua 5.3
lua-socket:lua53 Comprehensive networking module for Lua 5.3
lua-stdlib-debug:lua53 Debug hints management library for Lua 5.3
lua-stdlib-normalize:lua53 Collection of normalized functions for Lua 5.3
lua-sysctl:lua53 Small FBSD sysctl(3) interface for Lua 5.3
lua-zlib:lua53 Simple streaming interface to Zlib for Lua 5.3
lutok:standard Lightweight C++ API for Lua
swig:standard Scripting Language Interface Compiler for C/C++
vim:loaded VIsual editor iMproved (all options + X)
weechat:standard Fast, light and extensible chat client