|[ANNOUNCE] Lua 5.0 -- an extensible extension language firstname.lastname@example.org (2003-04-13)|
|From:||email@example.com (Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo)|
|Date:||13 Apr 2003 12:42:40 -0400|
|Organization:||University of Waterloo|
|Posted-Date:||13 Apr 2003 12:42:40 EDT|
Version 5.0 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. For complete information about Lua, visit http://www.lua.org/ .
Lua is freely available for both academic and commercial purposes under
the terms of the MIT license. Lua 5.0 can be downloaded from
http://www.lua.org/ftp/lua-5.0.tar.gz and from the mirror sites listed in
* New in version 5.0
+ Lua coroutines (colaborative multithreading).
+ lexical scoping.
+ tags replaced by metatables and tag methods replaced by metamethods.
+ new boolean type.
+ proper tail calls.
+ weak tables.
+ still faster: new register-based virtual machine + new algorithm for tables
+ new error handling protocol.
+ better error messages.
and much more...
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