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Vaughn, could you direct me to something that is a good "starting
place" for learning WOW? I have read a little bit of it, but if there
is something that I could "print" or download and read offline (yes, I
know that kind of is not the point of it) as I don't have much online
time except on the weekends...



On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 7:21 PM, Mike McGonagle <> wrote:
> 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...
> Mike
> 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