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- Subject: wxLua
- From: CRIBBSJ <CRIBBSJ@...>
- Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 10:58:19 -0500
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
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
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!