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Lua/APR: An extended standard library for Lua

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Lua is a very elegant programming language, both because of its conceptual simplicity and the small size of its implementation, but this small size comes with a price: Lua's operating system interfaces are quite minimal and (in a sense) this makes Lua a second-class citizen on popular platforms like Windows and UNIX systems. In this presentation the author will talk about Lua/APR, a binding of the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) for Lua. The talk will start with the author's motivation for creating the binding, followed by a short introduction to APR and its origins. Next a short summary of the available operating system interfaces will be given. After this the technical challenges in creating the binding will be discussed. Finally the author will share his master plan in creating Lua/APR :-)

Lua Workshop 2011

The Lua Workshop 2011 will be held in Frick, Switzerland on September 8–9, 2011. As in previous workshops (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009), the main goal of the workshop is to allow the Lua community to g...