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Not sure where exactly this came from (credits in the source say
Written by Peter Odding, 2007/04/04), but it works.  It adds HTML tags
to Lua source code using a simple LPEG-based lexer:

the highlighting script:

the lexer:

I posted that lexer to lua-l back in April 2007 [1], unfortunately I didn't attach the scripts but uploaded them to my former homepage, then promptly broke the links when my web server machine died some time later :-(. Lucky for me by then several people had saved a copy which means the scripts survived.

Recently I renewed my interest in syntax highlighting because I published the Lua/APR documentation [2] which includes example code that needs syntax highlighting, so I suppose I should salvage those scripts and give them a permanent home on GitHub :-)

 - Peter Odding