Joined: July 2004
||Posted: Mar. 18 2008,00:29
Lua is very easy to learn. As far as I can tell, it is quite basic compared to PHP, Perl or other popular scripting languages, but it seems that is intentional since it's designed to be a complement to other programming languages or embedded in other programs.
MurgaLua has, as far as I see, a fully fuctional Lua interpreter, and it includes some modules that handle some common things that Lua itself cannot do. Additionally it has the uncommon feature of having graphical widgets (FLTK) included, so it's easy to build interfaces for existing commandline applications as well as Lua apps.
Over the past several months I've been working on a package of demos that I hope will help people in learning how to use murgaLua. I visit the murgaLua forum daily, and regularly post the results of my tests there, as well as updates to the demos package
There are others there also who can help with things that are beyond my abilities. Some users are quite good with C and other programming languages, which can help in translating what you know in PHP to Lua.