[SWLUG] Programming language for a dummy

Vladimir Zlatanov vlado at dikini.net
Mon Aug 2 09:31:32 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-08-02 at 09:36 +0100, David Scourfield wrote: 
> Vladimir Zlatanov wrote:
> > Lua is good to learn if you are into game modding, although it is a very
> > qute little language, which can serve as a great introduction to
> > programming.
> >   
> How easy is Lua to learn and develop in?  I'd never heard of it until 
> last week when I ordered a Zen X-Fi2 and noticed Creative have released 
> a development kit for it: http://www.creative.com/zenxfi2/adk/
Pretty straightforward. It has a very simple, intuitive syntax. It supports a 
very lightweight OO, based around closures and something called
metatables. It has very neat implementation of co-routines, which allow
you to use stuff like comprehensions, python-like generators, etc...

Just browse http://www.lua.org/pil/ for a feeling of the language. 

> I thought it'll be nice to create some cool apps to rub in the noses of 
> Applephiles.
good luck with that. just send us a link when you are done, love reading fanflames.

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