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- Subject: Re: "Game Development With LUA" book
- From: Noel Frankinet <nfr@...>
- Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 10:35:44 +0200
Robert Osfield a écrit :
I bought the book, "GAME DEVELPOMENT with LUA", in hope that it might
give some good insights in combining C++ and Lua, but basically it
failed to give me any insight, the online Lua reference manual was
much more useful. It didn't really give me any insight into using Lua
either, again the online reference manual and wiki were far more
useful. The 2 of 5 would seems rather charitable to me, it scored 0
out of 5 for what I wanted from the book.
I also bought it, and I would'nt give much more points.
I can thoroughly recommend "Programming in Lua", it arrived in the
post 10 days after, and found it a revelation, after many many years
of coding C++ its was like taking the blinkers off - blinkers that I
wasn't fully aware of until I had got a couple of chapters into the
book. Lua is a very powerful yet modest langauge, and the book takes
you through step by step opening all the windows to new programming
vistas. It is essential reading, an emphatic 5 out of 5.
I'm going to buy it right away.
The only little hickup was that I never found a good tour of how to do
thorough C++ and Lua integration, this took reading online source
code, and spending time thinking about how to integrate the two and
experimenting with code.
I find the luna template a real gem to glue c++ to lua.
I find it so easy to use that I wonder why it seems so undurused, Is
there something I am missing ?
On 9/12/06, *Andreas Rönnquist* <firstname.lastname@example.org
I was browsing an online store and saw the book "Game Development With
LUA" by Paul Schuytema and Mark Manyen - Is it any good? the two
that are up on amazon gives it a 2 and a 5 (out of 5) - so that isn't
very much help.
Anybody have any experience of it?
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