IDE or editor for Lua code on Windows ?
I haven't done anything concrete with Lua yet for PC, only a little with NodeMCU(*) and still need to learn more of Lua.
Now I want to start learning with LuaPower and was looking for an eventual IDE or maybe a specific editor for Lua on Windows.
I found Zerobrane Studio (free), Eclipse LDT (free) and Glider (low cost) and a few others (but old & unmaintained).
did I missed another one..?
are you using one of those or "just" a regular code editor ?
(*) NodeMCU is a variant of eLua running on ESP8266 ultra low cost Wifi MCU. really great for personal IoT projects.
I use SciTE customized for Lua: https://code.google.com/p/scite-for-lua/
did rapid tests today and started with Zerobrane, but will look at this customized version of Scite..
for info, while I was looking for an IDE, I found a portable & cross-platform LuaJIT binary distribution : ulua.io.
I know about ULua, it's a newcomer with many similarities (oink oink) to luapower. Unlike luapower, it tries to import all the modules from LuaRocks, it uses a custom (down)loader, no git and it keeps the modules in separate folders. If you use it, please share your experience with it and how does it compare to luapower.
Personally, I think LuaRocks is a dead-end. I can't build half of the modules in there without tweaks. But then there's not a whole lot of solid bindings in there anyway. Even networking which gets the most developer attention these days doesn't look very good. Also most people make frameworks instead of libraries (and I so very much hate frameworks), so it's a pretty dry space.
Speaking of frameworks vs libraries, it's the same thing with code editors. The only code editing library that I know of is Scintilla and that has a pretty ugly API IMHO.
Sorry for busting the thread without adding anything constructive, but I felt like I had to get that off my chest :)
no thanks, nice to have your feelings about it..
I just had a look at Ulua and at first it look nice, but doesn't seem to have many libraries available and not a simple one for gui.. and it can only import a part of the LuaRocks modules.
but just had a rapid look at it, got no time to go further. just start looking more seriously at Luapower. :-)
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