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Thanks, Peter and Alexander. I am not much on Windows, so I don't know
what the compatibility issues are. I guess I assumed that Windows 2000
was newer than XP. I will give this a try and see what comes of it.

Thanks again,


On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 4:30 PM, Alexander Gladysh <> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 23:43, Mike McGonagle <> wrote:
>> I was hoping that there might be some precompiled binaries out there
>> for Windows XP that could be used to learn Lua. I have a 13 year old
>> kid who I would like to teach Lua. I looked at the Lua for Windows
>> project, but it appears to be for Windows 2000, and I am not quite
>> sure what compatibility issues there are with that and XP (I am a
>> Linux/Mac OS X programmer).
> Provided that the matching C runtime is installed in the system, Lua
> binaries built "for Windows 2000" will work on XP just fine. (That
> being said, I wonder what can "for Windows 2000" exactly mean in this
> case...)
> Alexander.