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Thanks, Vaugh, this might be an idea... He is not much for "reading"
about how to do things... so this might be a good place to start...


On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 8:33 PM, Vaughan McAlley <> wrote:
> 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.
> Vaughan
> 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