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- Subject: [ANN] lua-git2 Lua bindings for the LibGit2 library
- From: "Robert G. Jakabosky" <bobby@...>
- Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2011 06:47:12 -0700
I would like to announce lua-git2  which provides Lua bindings for the
LibGit2 library .
A sort description LibGit2:
libgit2 is a portable, pure C implementation of the Git core methods provided
as a re-entrant linkable library with a solid API, allowing you to write
native speed custom Git applications in any language which supports C
bindings. **And now with Lua bindings ;)
There is an example script  that shows how to use the library. That script
is a little messy since I just hacked it out to test out the API.
These bindings where created using a bindings generator I created and am
making publicly available . The bindings generator was written to help
create bindings for a private project that is written in pure C and none of
the existing bindings generators (like swig, and NO to all the C++ based
binders) would produce Lua interface like I wanted. Basically I wanted Lua
objects that mapped cleanly to my C objects.
You can install lua-git2 using LuaRocks:
curl -O "https://github.com/Neopallium/luagit2/raw/master/lua-git2-scm-0.rockspec"
luarocks install lua-git2-scm-0.rockspec
The project has a pre-generated bindings file, so you don't need to install
the bindings generate to compile/install lua-git2.
The bindings should cover the full LibGit2 API, if you find any missing
functions or bugs let me know.
Robert G. Jakabosky