Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Mar. 04 2006,23:00
Flua is an implementation, written in Lua, C and Nasm, of a variant of Forth.
So if you google flua it is very confusing.
That is why I, just a Jay Carlson, do not refer to what we use here as flua.
What we do use here is Lua-Fltk which was developed by Jay Carlson. It is a full Lua 4.01 language with a binding to the Fast Light Tool Kit.
So try googling Lua 4 and Lua Fltk.
You will find a manual for Lua 4 and Jay Carlson's Lua Fltk site.
His examples are sparse. I have written many Lua program within DSL both as non gui script and GUI
Also, user mikshaw put together a UCI template with many examples.
Lua is a very fast language for general scripting. It small size is amazing. Jay Carlson's Lua-Fltk is the smallest GUI scripting environment that I have found.
You will find Lua is used widely in the Gaming Industry with many C interfaces. Here, you will find that I use Lua for general scrpting. IMHO it is very nice.