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We haven't opened this can of worms recently :-)

Pari/GP is a language with these features in common with Lua:
  it has several types which at the C level looks like one type,
  it is implemented as a library,
  it comes with its own scripting language.

The basic function definition syntax was not heavy to start with:


but in Pari 2.5 anonymous syntax was introduced:


I'm not saying Lua should do it this way, I'm just relaying the info.