lua-users home
lua-l archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 11:57 AM, Thomas Fletcher <> wrote:

On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 2:54 PM, Russell Haley <> wrote:
On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 2:47 PM, Sol Salpagarov <> wrote:
> It's a pity that PIL is not free and we will need to repeat this work
> independently...

It's a pity people won't pay a measly $40 for the PIL.

+1 to that.  Programming in Lua is an absolutely excellent book and companion to the free and minimal Lua language reference.  I'm happy to buy a copy for any of my employees that want a copy of their own to be able to support it's authors and encourage them to continue keeping it up to date and relevant.

Not everything in this world needs to be free, some things are well worth paying for.

PIL is an excellent, simple read that illuminates the entire language. I found a chapter takes about 20 minutes to read if you've touched the language. I no longer worry that I don't understand X principle or I've used a depreciated syntax. That was a real problem before I had the book because I had no absolute reference! Did my chunk fail because I don't know the syntax, or is it wrong? There are three major version people talk about. My understanding is current and complete for the parts of the book I've read. I'm coming to the C API now. 
By the way, if that was a ploy to get people looking at your careers page, it worked. :P

Thomas Fletcher
VP Research & Development
t. +1 (613) 595 1999 x511
c. +1 (613) 878 4659