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Lua Quick Reference Book Now Available!

By Mitchell Jul 10 2017 08:00 General Comments

Lua Quick Reference is a newly published book on Lua that is now available for order! Please visit for more information, including links for ordering the e-book and/or print book, as well as a free excerpt from the book. For convenience, the book's description is reproduced below.

Lua is a small, fast, powerful, and embeddable scripting language. It is well-suited for use in video games, application scripting, embedded devices, and nearly anywhere else a scripting language is needed. This quick reference contains a wealth of knowledge on how to program in and embed Lua, whether it is Lua 5.3, 5.2, or 5.1. This book can even be used with LuaJIT, a Just-In-Time compiler for Lua based on Lua 5.1. Lua Quick Reference groups the language's features and C API in a convenient and easy-to-use manner, while clearly marking the differences between Lua versions.

This book covers:

  • Lua syntax, expressions, and statements
  • Metatables and metamethods
  • Object-oriented programming with Lua
  • Creating and working with Lua and C Modules
  • Lua's standard library and its C API
  • Collaborative multi-threading in Lua and C
  • How to embed and use Lua within a host
  • And much more

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