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- Subject: Re: Standard libraries (was Re: Virgin tables)
- From: David Manura <dm.lua@...>
- Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2011 15:01:10 -0500
On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 1:42 PM, Dac Chartrand <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 2011-01-01, at 1:03 PM, kevin beckford wrote:
>> [...] you need a "Lua Cookbook" like Perl's "Perl Cookbook",
> This would be great. [...] If a Lua Cookbook in the same style as the above O'Reilly
> classics existed, I would buy it immediately. I own "Programming in Lua, 2nd
> Edition" and it's OK, but there is something to be said about the cookbook format.
Some of the more topic orientated wiki pages somewhat mirror this
style, although abbreviated. For example,  and  kind-of mirror
Chapter 1 "Strings" and Chapter 3 "Dates and Times" of the Perl
There's also the Lua Gems book, but that's not fully in the same mold.
Everyday Perl Cookbook topics like "inverting a hash" or "difference
of two dates" are not the type of sections you see in gems.
In terms of books, I personally think it may be useful for someone to
write a comprehensive book on the internals of the VM
implementation(s) and patching techniques [3,4].