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On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 5:12 AM, steve donovan <> wrote:
Hi guys,

People working with Windows are aware that the usual command-prompt is
a less than friendly environment. Also, the usual Lua command prompt
is not GUI-friendly, because it blocks in a read loop.

lconsole is a GUI prompt based on ilua
( so expressions can be
evaluated without a '=', and tables are pretty-printed by default. It
works of course with any Windows Forms code, but I've also tested it
with IUP, and it should work with any GUI toolkit.  It has a nice
little code pane where you can quickly define functions and have them
automatically saved.

lconsole is also a demo of some useful utilities that make working
with LuaInterface easier, such as import(), which works rather like
C#'s using statement.

I've also got a version of LuaInterface that works against
LuaBinaries, backported to NET 1.1 (!) so that it has a reasonable
chance of working on any modern Windows machine. It uses the Lua for
Windows directory structure, so the dlls go into clibs, lua into
lualibs, etc, if you unzip into the base directory (5.1) of a LfW

Thanks for this, it will come in very handy for me. I don't use .NET at all, but I sure don't mind using apps written in it. :)

Well with this announcement I think it is time for a maintenance release of Lua for Windows with LuaInterface support. Expect an announcement later today.
RJP Computing