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On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 12:36 PM, Enrico Tassi <> wrote:
> Using g-object introspection seems a good strategy.

Yes, with lua-gnome Dr Oertl uses GCC-XML to build a lookup table of functions.

Mentioning introspection, there is of course also LuaJava and
LuaInterface, which can be used to generate good-looking interfaces
with Swing and WinForms respectively, using reflection.

LuaInterface WinForms is easier, but I don't know what the status on Mono is.

Swing is a good GUI option because Java is either installed, or easily
installable, on most platforms. And LuaJava is about 200K, although of
course since it's via JNI it has to be rebuilt for the specific

steve d.