By Roberto Ierusalimschy, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo, Waldemar Celes.

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Copyright (c) 2006, PUC-Rio. Freely available under the terms of the Lua license.


  1. Introduction
  2. The Language
  3. The Application Program Interface
  4. The Auxiliary Library
  5. Standard Libraries
  6. Lua Stand-alone
  7. Incompatibilities with the Previous Version
  8. The Complete Syntax of Lua