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lua_qt might still work, but last time I tried it it was for qt 4.3. I
never found a good way to obtain the qt api, I was going to try that
KDE parser that spits out XML, but I never had the time.

there was also that problem with acquiring the virtual methods, but I
never had enough users to know what kind of usage that would get (the
idea of using tolua to automatically allow to implement virtual
methods from lua was quite new at the time).


On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 5:03 PM, Javier Guerra <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 1:53 PM, Sam Roberts <> wrote:
>> I was looking for this once, found LuaQt, but never used it, but
>> seemed to be intended for use as you describe:
> it does work this way, you use your usual Lua executable (or LuaJIT?
> haven't tried it), and just 'require ("QtGui")' as needed.
> the only thing i found missing is some issues when creating Lua
> subclasses of C++ classes.  i couldn't define any virtual method that
> wasn't explicitly exported by the stub classes, so it was very
> difficult to implement new models (for model/view programming).
> personally, i don't think the QTScript API is so good. the PyQt way
> seems more powerful, since the C++ side really doesn't know that some
> objects are implemented in other language.
> but of course, i'll try libqtlua, and hope to be proved wrong.
> --
> Javier