Lua can also be used as a general-purpose, stand-alone language.
It is currently the leading scripting language in game development.
Here are some key features of "Lua":
· Lua is a proven technology
· Lua is robust
· Lua is fast
· Lua is portable
· Lua is small
· Lua is free
· Lua is embeddable
· Lua is powerful (but simple)
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· The main features in Lua 5.2 are yieldable pcall and metamethods, new lexical scheme for globals, ephemeron tables, new library for bitwise operations, light C functions, emergency garbage collector, goto statement, and finalizers for tables.