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First of all, I would like to thank Mr. Winwood (and, indirectly, Mr. Cuny) 
for wxLua.  I have been playing with the windows binary of it and it adds 
another great level of power to a great language.

Now for my plea:

I am not a C programmer.  I primarily use scripting tools to do my work.  I 
would love to start doing more of my production scripting/programming using 
Lua.  I see all of the necessary tools in place for Lua to become one of  my
primary languages:  great interpreter, socket library, odbc library, and now 
a great gui library.

The one thing holding me back is trying to get a single windows binary 
interpreter that includes all of the above mentioned libraries.

I have tried.  I downloaded Borland's free C compiler.  I downloaded the base 
lua source code.  After fumbling around for a couple of days, I was able to 
create the base Lua interpreter binary.  After a few more days, I was even 
able to create a Lua interpreter binary that included the socket library.

Now, I am trying to create a Lua interpreter binary that includes Lua, socket 
library, wxLua, and LuaSQL.  I am getting lots of errors, even after I 
changed the makefiles and build batch files.

The problem is, I just don't know enough about C to REALLY understand what I 
am doing.

Now, I know that a lot of you are saying, "Well, get off your lazy ass and go 
learn C!"  And you have a point.  I bought a C book and am attempting to go 
through it, but I have to be honest.  I have very little desire to learn C, 
because I know that the ONLY reason I am learning it is so that I can get Lua 

I know that there are a lot of good reasons to learn C, but I just prefer to 
program in higher-level scripting languages like Perl, Python, Rebol, Ruby, 
and Lua.  Maybe if I had a lot more free time, I would bite the bullet and 
learn C, but, as it is, I find myself putting down the C book and using other 
scripting languages.

Ok, I am nearing the end of this ramble.  Here is my request:

Would anyone be willing to provide detailed steps (something that a C novice 
like myself could follow) showing how to create a Lua Windows interpreter 
with the following libraries compiled in:  LuaSocket, LuaSQL, wxLua.

Or, failing this, would anyone be willing to provide the actual compiled 
binary of the above mentioned interpreter.

I know that either option would mean a lot of work for someone.  However, I 
think that the creation of the above mentioned interpreter for the Windows 
platform would open up Lua to a whole group of programmers who are now using 
other scripting languages.

Sorry for the long post!

Jamey Cribbs