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- Subject: Re: Getting Started with Lua
- From: Daniel Aquino <mr.danielaquino@...>
- Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 17:40:24 -0500
Some try sites like haskell's have full blown walk throughs..
On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 5:35 PM, Joseph Stewart
> Take a look at golang.org as I nice "getting started" example.
> On Wednesday, December 21, 2011, Thijs Schreijer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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>>> On Behalf Of Gavin Wraith
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>>> Subject: Re: Getting Started with Lua
>>> In message <20111221211200.GA9929@magritte.tecgraf.puc-rio.br> you
>>> > Does the Lua web site need a page "Getting Started with Lua",
>>> > perhaps along the lines of http://python.org/about/gettingstarted/ ?
>>> > ............................
>>> > I've tried this but I cannot find the right tone or level of detail:
>>> > http://www.tecgraf.puc-rio.br/~lhf/tmp/start.htm
>>> > .........................
>>> > I welcome suggestions, including "no, we don't need this"... Thanks.
>>> Please excuse some rather obvious remarks about this. It is necessary
>>> to distinguish between 1) the levels of programming experience that
>>> the newcomer to Lua already has, and 2) the platforms that she is
>>> accustomed to use.
>>> I would suggest that the complete beginner, with no programming
>>> experience, is best catered for by platform-specific tutorials.
>>> For the more experienced I think it would be good for the Lua website
>>> to have some sample programs illustrating Lua's strengths, possibly
>>> giving comparisons with other languages. See, for example, Michael
>>> Newberry's remarks on the LuaList on Tue, 30 Nov 2004:
>>> "Re: Why Lua is not BASIC - other articles?"
>>> As always, the difficulty is in finding programming tasks to
>>> illustrate that are neither too lengthy nor too trivial.
>> I wouldn't do it along those Lines. Here's my 2cts;
>> The way I see it Lua has 2 audiences;
>> 1 - Lua coders
>> 2 - Lua embedders
>> Both with a completely different need, so give them both their own heading
>> on the page. The latter would require quick links to the API and some C
>> examples. The former needs access to the basic tools and Lua language
>> The platform specific stuff is beyond any beginner audience anyway (except
>> for platform specific startup items like the IDE's etc.)
>> For learning resources; PiL, Lua reference, FAQ, unofficial FAQ, wiki.