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- Subject: Re: LUA help
- From: Philippe Lhoste <PhiLho@...>
- Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 14:53:28 +0200
On 24/09/2011 09:54, Jeremy P. E. Davis wrote:
I downloaded the later versions of LUA from your website, (5.0 and
higher) but it’s a “GZ” file and windows 7 won’t let me open it, Is it
not usable on windows 7 or should I use a program like notepad to open it?
For the record (most people on this list are sensible to this...), the
language name is Lua, it is not an acronym.
As said, you should get a good archive manager, and 7-Zip is a great
choice, that's the first thing I install on a new (Windows) computer.
And, beside, as said, you should go directly at the Lua binaries, of
And if you want to program in Lua (welcome!), I recommend to use a good
text editor, Notepad being the worst thing you can find in the field... :-)
I personally use SciTE, but some people can find it a bit... rustic,
as you don't have classical options/settings dialog but instead powerful
text files for fine grained settings. One advantage of SciTE is that it
uses Lua as scripting language!
Another good choice, more "classical", is Notepad++, based on the
same edit component, so with great support of Lua.
Of course, both are free, and even open source. And there are many
alternatives, everybody has a personal opinion on their favorite editor.
Happy Lua hacking, and don't hesitate to ask questions here, people are
friendly and helpful.
-- (near) Paris -- France
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