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JR wrote:

> I plan to give my application the same kind of
> feeling as the mutt mail user agent (for those who
> know it).
> Are there terminal control facilitites in Lua that
> I could use or would I have to use ncurses from
> the C part of my program to get fine control over
> key mappings, split windows, color, etc.?

Since Lua is written in ANSI C, it cannot do what you want,
so you will have to use ncurses or another terminal IO
library.  (Perhaps others here can point you towards Lua
bindings for such libraries.)