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2015-10-03 7:34 GMT+02:00 Paul Merrell <>:
> On Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 9:33 PM, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
>> You mean, there should be easily available, preferably online
>> documentation something like this?
>> -----
>> To keep with the tradition, our first program in Lua just prints "Hello World":
>>     print("Hello World")
>> If you are using the stand-alone Lua interpreter, all you have to do
>> to run your first program is to call the interpreter (usually named
>> lua) with the name of the text file that contains your program. For
>> instance, if you write the above program in a file hello.lua, the
>> following command should run it:
>>     prompt> lua hello.lua
> Not necessarily, although a link to a "Getting Started" set of pages
> would be nice.
> I had more in mind a copy of the Reference Manual, 1 section per page,
> with the ability to link terms we take for granted to definitions, to
> illustrative portions of the existing wiki, to related articles, to
> archived emails that answer questions ...
> More an annotated Reference Manual, using the manual's organization as
> the structure. The basic goal being to make the (annotated) Manual
> more useful to newbies.

That sounds like a nice project for some of us. BTW, the bit I quoted
comes verbatim off <>, which for some reason
the Lua authors mention, but do not provide a link to, in the manual.