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The.Lua.Tutorial » Introduction Judging by the fact that you have stumbled upon this document, I doubt you are actually wondering. However, to quote the official definition: Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. We'll just assume that the reader is competent enough to actually start Lua.
Introduction About the tutorial This tutorial is aimed at all newcomers to the language Lua. wiki: Lua Tutorial
third edition · second edition · first edition · errata · online version · amazon · e-book · manual This book is a detailed and authoritative introduction to all aspects of Lua programming written by Lua's chief architect. Programming in Lua gives a solid base for any programmer who wants to use Lua. It covers all aspects of Lua—from the basics to its API with C—explaining how to make good use of its features and giving numerous code examples.
wiki: Lua Uses Here are brief descriptions of a few selected projects around the world that use Lua. (Wikipedia contains a [longer list] .) If you know about an exciting project using Lua that is not listed here, please add it.