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I did this by adding code completion that talks to a running Lua state. By looking at globals, tables and metatables, as well as adding some extra information when registering data and functions, I have been able to make a solution that works in most cases. It also adds documentation and search on everything.

So, it can be done in this way at least, I don't know if that works for your case though.

Christian Tellefsen

Rob Kendrick wrote:
On Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:43:03 +0100
Valerio Schiavoni <> wrote:

I'm expecting, more than syntax highlight, which easily come with Vim
or TextMate bundle, some code completion feature, integration with
the runtime, and (in the best conditions) some sort of integration
with a xUnit framework (ie the same way eclipse integrates junit).

Lua being a dynamic language makes code completion almost worthless.
As for everything else, I have a huge amount of success with bash.
I've not found another IDE that compares to it in terms of my