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On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 6:45 PM, David Favro <> wrote:

> There's a real need for an _annotated_ reference manual, which
> briefly explains the real-world implications of the terse statements of
> syntactic grammar and raw semantic value.

I totally agree with David.

>A good example is the recent discussion on the list of goto
> scope.  Annotations could be kept separately denoted from actual reference material, and if done as a structured document, they could
> be completely filtered out of a "unannotated" view of the manual.

Ironically, forums and mailing lists typically contain many times the
amount of useful information that you find in books. If only that
information was filtered and put together in some organic way...

BTW, can someone comment on "Beginning Lua Programming" by Jung &
Brown. Is it any good? How does it compare to PiL?