Recently, the Lua team put together a live demo of Lua that runs via the web (http://www.lua.org/demo.html). This is a step in the right direction for giving people a chance to experience the language without needing to download anything. Unfortunately it's in very much "proof of concept" mode at the moment, and there are number of improvements that could be made to make it a more educational demonstration (see http://tryruby.hobix.com/).
- Make the application a fully interactive session using AJAX
- Add persistence within a single session, with limits on the amount of memory that can be consumed
- Virtualize the IO library so it can be used to access a limited in-memory virtual file store
- Expand the current examples, and work to make the application a bit more interactive
The team that currently hosts the Lua webpage has offered to host the final project, but implementation details will need to be worked out before work commences. If the implementation requires more than that host can offer, then alternate hosting may be provided by the community at large.
Mentor: Jim Whitehead
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