Learning Some Lua

07 August 2013

Dec 2012 I got into lua for some multiplatform (android/iOS) programming with MOAI. I was making a flood-it like game called Gopher's Birthday. Though I abandoned the project for the time being, this was my experience with Lua. Lua did quite a few great things: But aside the great things this language has, there are quite a few nefarious warts. I wrote this rant 8 months ago so I hope I haven't presented anything wrong or outdated. In general, lua won't stop you from coding like an idiot. Errors pass silently in many unexpected places. But it is a small, wonderful, and useful little language.