See INSTALL for installation instructions. See HISTORY for a summary of changes since the last released version.
What is Lua?
Lua is a powerful, light-weight programming language designed for extending applications. Lua is also frequently used as a general-purpose, stand-alone language. Lua is free software.
Lua has been used in many different projects around the world. For a short list, see http://www.lua.org/uses.html .
Lua is implemented in pure ANSI C, and compiles unmodified in all known platforms that have an ANSI C compiler. In most Unix-like platforms, simply do "make" with a suitable target. See INSTALL for detailed instructions.
Lua is developed at Lua.org, a laboratory of the Department of Computer Science of PUC-Rio (the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil). For more information about the authors, see http://www.lua.org/authors.html .