[ANNOUNCE] Lua 4.0 -- an extensible extension language

lhf@csg.uwaterloo.ca (Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo)
22 Nov 2000 12:10:29 -0500

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From: lhf@csg.uwaterloo.ca (Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers,comp.lang.misc
Date: 22 Nov 2000 12:10:29 -0500
Organization: University of Waterloo
Keywords: interpreter, available
Posted-Date: 22 Nov 2000 12:10:29 EST

Version 4.0 of Lua has just been released.

* What is Lua?
    Lua is a powerful, light-weight programming language designed for extending
    applications. Lua is also frequently used as a general-purpose, stand-alone
    language. See http://www.tecgraf.puc-rio.br/lua/ .

* New in version 4.0
    + new API: fully re-entrant, simpler, and more efficient.
    + faster than ever: cleaner virtual machine and new hashing algorithm.
    + new "break" and "for" statements (both numerical and for tables).
    + improved error messages.
    + no more '$debug': full speed *and* full debug information.
    + reduced memory usage.
    + code now compiles unmodified as both ANSI C and C++.
    + improved support for 16-bit machines.
    + uniform treatment of globals: globals are now stored in a Lua table.

* Availability
    Lua is freely available for both academic and commercial purposes and
    can be downloaded from the sites below.

        Home page: http://www.tecgraf.puc-rio.br/lua/
        In Brazil: ftp://ftp.tecgraf.puc-rio.br/pub/lua/
        In Canada: ftp://csg.uwaterloo.ca/pub/lhf/lua/
        In the US: ftp://ftp.freesoftware.com/pub/languages/lua/
        In Germany: ftp://ftp.uni-trier.de/pub/languages/lua/
        In Germany: ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/languages/lua/
        In Greece: ftp://ftp.ntua.gr/pub/lang/lua/
        In Japan: ftp://ftp.u-aizu.ac.jp/pub/lang/lua/
        In Denmark: ftp://ftp.ucore.com/lua/dist/

(end of announcement)
Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo http://csg.uwaterloo.ca/~lhf/
Computer Systems Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1 (519) 888-4567-1-5517, fax (519) 746-5422

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