LuaScript plugin is a Xojo plugin that adds Lua Script interpreter to Xojo.
Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language.
Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping.The Lua plugin is small
On Linux and MacOS X it takes little over 200 kb when compiled into your application. On Windows it takes little over 300 kb.Lua is a proven, robust language
Lua has been used in many industrial applications, with an emphasis on embedded systems (e.g., the Ginga middleware for digital TV in Brazil) and games (e.g., World of Warcraft). Lua is currently the leading scripting language in games. Lua has a solid reference manual and there are several books about it. Several versions of Lua have been released and used in real applications since its creation in 1993. Lua featured in HOPL III, the Third ACM SIGPLAN History of Programming Languages Conference, in June 2007.Lua is fast
Lua has a deserved reputation for performance. To claim to be "as fast as Lua" is an aspiration of other scripting languages. Several benchmarks show Lua as the fastest language in the realm of interpreted scripting languages. Lua is fast not only in fine-tuned benchmark programs, but in real life too. A substantial fraction of large applications have been written in Lua.
The Lua script engine Lua is designed, implemented, and maintained by a team at PUC-Rio, the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Lua was born and raised in Tecgraf, the Computer Graphics Technology Group of PUC-Rio, and is now housed at Lablua. Both Tecgraf and Lablua are laboratories of the Department of Computer Science of PUC-Rio.
See more at www.lua.org and by all means support their project by buying a book.
To install LuaScript plugin you have to create a folder called Plugins in the same folder as your Xojo application is located in and drop the LuaScript plugin and CoreClasses plugin into it.Note:
Note that earlier versions of Xojo had issues with non visible controls on window, that is why we set the official supported point at Xojo 2014r1.1 which is the version where we tested it to work. It may or may not work correctly on some earlier Xojo versions.
This product is a commercial software, only registered users are allowed to use it.
Einhugur Software will disable all serial numbers found on Internet and all serial numbers of decoded plugins that have illegally been posted on Internet.
Einhugur Software and the author, are in no way responsible for the bugs that might be found in this product. However, Einhugur Software will do its best to fix the bugs.
Officially we only support versions noted above and up to current official (not alpha or beta versions) version of REALbasic at the date of when this plugin is published. We cannot predict what changes might come in future versions of REALbasic.
Note that the Lua engine that the plugin uses is free software and can be obtained from http://www.lua.org/ free of charge for any use.The Lua script engine is Copyright © 1994–2010 Lua.org, PUC-Rio, the Einhugur LuaScript plugin for Xojo is Copyright © 2011-2016 Einhugur Software. The Einhugur LuaScript plugin for Xojo is commercial software.
License for the Lua engine that can be obtained free of charge from www.lua.org:
Copyright © 1994–2010 Lua.org, PUC-Rio.
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