This book is a detailed and authoritative introduction to all aspects of Lua programming written by Lua’s chief architect.
Programming in Lua gives a solid base for any programmer who wants to use Lua. It covers all aspects of Lua—from the basics to its API with C—explaining how to make good use of its features and giving numerous code examples. The book is targeted at people with some programming background, but it does not assume any prior knowledge about Lua or other scripting languages.
The third edition is aimed at Lua 5.2 and can be used with Lua 5.1. It brings substantial new material. All chapters include exercises, ranging from simple questions about the language to full small-size projects.