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- Subject: Re: Newbie question list: Was The perverse vibe of lua-l
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:37:46 +0200
On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 10:05 AM, Steve Litt <email@example.com> wrote:
> Q: What's LuaJIT?
> A: It's a pretty much drop-in compatible Lua interpreter, except it has no
> interactive mode and it's much faster.
It does have an interactive mode - actually, even if Lua/LuaJIT did
not have one, it would be easy to write in Lua ;)
> Q: How do I get Lua add-ons?
> A: Either from your Linux distribution's package manager, or from Lua's
> package manager LuaRocks, or ./configure;make/make install.
> Q: LuaRocks search doesn't find a package I know is there. Why not?
> A: The package is probably at a URL not known to LuaRocks. Use a search engine
> to find the package URL and then put that URL in LuaRocks' --from= option. If
> you typically find your using that URL a lot, add it to the rock_servers table
> in your config.lua LuaRocks config file, probably in directory /etc/luarocks.
Scary advice for newcomers!!
But yes, let's keep the questions coming.