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- Subject: Re: Lua 5.0 alpha documentation
- From: Philippe Lhoste <PhiLho@...>
- Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 09:27:54 +0000 (UTC)
On ven. 04 oct. 2002 18:20:11, John Belmonte <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Philippe Lhoste wrote:
>> I finally had some time to finish reading the last Lua doc.
>> As always, it is a pleasant reading, the document is clear and well
>> written. A bit terse in some areas though, some more examples in the
>> library section would help...
>> I don't see it as a end user documentation: the C API is of no use for
>> script writers, and references to C (a lot in the libraries, eg.
>> strftime) should be expanded, as some users may not know this language.
> To experienced programmers, I think the Lua manaul is great. It's so
> concise that when a new version comes out, I can give it a slow read and
> know exactly what Lua is (and what has changed) in less than an hour.
> If you're looking for something more, there is Roberto's book to look
> forward to. Certainly it would also be nice to see some complete 3rd
> party tutorials.
I agree. I hightly recommand Roberto's book too, even if it is unfinished
and it doesn't handle the 5.0 version (yet).
I know there are some tutorials here and there, but more wouldn't hurt :-)
Someday, I may write one. If time permits...
BTW, I searched the new doc. for the block comment syntax. I searched '--[['
and found nothing. I found it by searching 'comment'. But I think the manual
should give a short example, so searching '--[[' would give a hit.
Philippe Lhoste (Paris -- France)
Professional programmer and amateur artist