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On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 12:54:00PM -0500, Andrew Starks wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 12:37 PM, Mayuresh Kathe <> wrote:
> > would "programming in lua" by mr. ierusalimschy, 3rd edition be a good
> > starting point?
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> This book is a necessity. Also, it is somewhat above "absolute beginner."
> It's still approachable, but many of the concepts do not have the kind of
> background context that you would find in a beginning book.
> [snip]
> Beginning Programming in Lua is focused on using Lua as a way to teach you
> programming.

oh, okay, for teaching myself real programming, i intend to work through;
"zen-style programming" by nils m holm (

thanks for alerting me to the real nature of 'pil', will jump into it after
tackling 'zsp'. :)