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If he plays World of Warcraft, experimenting with the interface is a
great way to learn Lua. Apart from Lua itself there are opportunities
to learn about frames with inheritance, registering for callbacks,
graphics widgets and all kinds of other stuff. The documentation is
much better these days (thanks to Jim Whitehead et al) and the C side
is inaccessible.


On 7 February 2011 07:43, Mike McGonagle <> wrote:
> Hello all,
> 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).
> I don't want to go through the whole thing of having to install a C
> compiler just to allow him to learn Lua, plus I would like to be able
> to later download other modules to extend Lua, and possibly teach him
> how to do those things for himself. The C compiler would be way above
> his level at this point. (This is his first programming language).
> Thanks,
> Mike