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A simple way to generate a nice PDF reference with hierarchical bookmarks:
  1. Download wkhtmltopdf stattic version eg: .... wkhtmltopdf-0.10.0_rc1-static-i386.tar.lzma
  2. Unpack:
    xz -dc wkhtmltopdf-0.10.0_rc1-static-i386.tar.lzma | tar xvf -
  3. Run: 
     ./wkhtmltopdf-i386 lua-ref-514.pdf
  4. Enjoy your neat new indexed lua reference manual:
    evince lua-ref-514.pdf

On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 7:04 PM, Jim Whitehead II <> wrote:
On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 5:44 PM, Donald Alan Morrison
<> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am reading the documentation before writing my first lua program.  I
> want to use version 5.1, but I notice the PDF documentation has not
> yet been generated. Should I be concerned?  Should I use version
> 5.0.y?

I would suggest simply using the Lua Reference Manual for version 5.1,
available freely online at
There may or may not be a PDF version, I certainly haven't seen one,
but that doesn't change the relevance or availability of the content.

- Jim