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- Subject: Re: Getting Started with Lua
- From: Joseph Stewart <joseph.stewart@...>
- Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 14:35:42 -0800
Take a look at golang.org as I nice "getting started" example.
On Wednesday, December 21, 2011, Thijs Schreijer <email@example.com> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> On Behalf Of Gavin Wraith
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>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Subject: Re: Getting Started with Lua
>> In message <20111221211200.GA9929@magritte.tecgraf.puc-rio.br">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.