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Default value mechanism in Lua using metatables

I am writing a couple of functions accepting tables as input parameters. These tables constitute a range of options, which should either be given or inferred from default tables. Concrete use cases ...
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Parsing Lua 5.2 strings with patterns

I wrote some code to parse Lua 5.2 strings in Lua 5.1, using patterns. It's a bit too slow, but it works fine as far as I tested. ...
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Lua program to clean up phone numbers

How idiomatic is my code? Since Lua does not have classical inheritance such as in OO languages. Feedback on the test and implementation are both appreciated/welcomed. The rules are: If the phone ...
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String split and tables

I have a table structured like this: ...
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Write premake4.lua file that builds and links to static libraries using premake

I am trying to write a premake4.lua file that builds and links to static libraries using premake. library mbm was originally ...
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OpenGL text rendering library for Lua built on freetype-gl

FTGL wasn't making me happy, so I decided to try something else. This isn't completely finished; I plan to work more on layouts and alignment, and add a few other things. It should be far enough along ...
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Lua bindings for FTGL (FreeType font rendering in OpenGL)

I wrote some Lua bindings for FTGL's C API. This works well enough, but I ended up with lots of macros, one for each Lua function signature. For example, LUD_NUMBER_NUMBER_TO_NUMBER creates a Lua ...
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Some table_handling tools for lua

I'm writing some table.tools to make table handling a little easier for me. But I'm a beginner with Lua, so you might help me a bit, to make the code better. First of all I would like to get the best ...
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Tiny Lua library to get char pointer from string

Background I'm using Lua with luaglut to do some OpenGL stuff. The luaglut API is almost identical to the gl/glut C APIs. Sometimes, gl functions want a pointer to some data, for example: ...
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Pong game built on a minimal entity component system

This simple game is built on the ECS described here: Minimal entity component system, take 2 ...
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Minimal entity component system, take 2

Here's a followup to Minimal entity component system. Please see that question for background. ...
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Minimal entity component system

I was trying to figure out what a minimal ECS might look like in Lua; here's what I came up with. This is based very loosely on darkf/microecs. ...
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Parsing Valve Key-Value files

Introduction Valve recently launched the Dota 2 Workshop Tools, which allows players to create their own maps with custom gamemodes, similar to Warcraft 3 in capabilities. Ability and unit ...
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Adding Abilities to Cards Dynamically in a Trading Card Game

I have figured out how to pass functions around in Lua, and I am using the technique of inserting functions into tables in order to dynamically assign functions to the cards in a trading card game. ...
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Return one particular element first, when iterating a lua table

I wish to iterate through a Lua table, but want to get one particular element first always (its key is known beforehand). Since the pairs function does not guarantee the order of a table's elements, ...
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Scripts loading Scripts Dynamically in Lua

I have been working with Lua lately and I have discovered that it is capable of doing some very interesting things. I have created a proof of concept that allows one Lua script to load another Lua ...
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Basic Game Model in Scripting Language

I've been working with Lua for a little bit, and I have finally come up with some code that can be extended to create the core of a game model. I come from an object oriented background, so working ...
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Fowler–Noll–Vo hash function in Lua

I recently coded this FNV-1a hash function in Lua. Are there any apparent performance improvements that could be implemented? ...
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Loading and Using Lua Scripts

I have been experimenting with integrating Lua into Objective-C. I have tried to do the bare minimum to get Lua to compute values and return them. I did not want to use any external libraries so I ...
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Converting the integers to their equivalent string representations

I have the following function which converts an integer (such as 103) to its string representation ("one hundred three"): ...
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Lua Formula Code

A friend of mine dabbles in lua, and he recently sent me a code which applies an equation we were discussing. I personally am very mediocre with lua, but my Python senses are tingling - I feel as ...
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Performing non-production analytics on data

I have the following Lua script which I use against my redis environment to perform some non-production analytics on my data. My dataset contains hundreds of millions of records, hence I want to make ...
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Garrys Mod custom spectate player

I have been making my own scoreboard, and needed a custom spectate function for it, so I made this: ...
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Runtime expression autocompletion

I've written a function that can be used at runtime to suggest how the provided incomplete Lua expression can be completed so that it would make sense (that is, it would evaluate to a non-nil value). ...
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Can this “syntax sweetener” be improved?

I have a Lua project that uses some syntax sugar described in DecoratorsAndDocstrings, near the bottom of the page. It looks like this: ...
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Copying folder contents from several folders

I have a file directory which contains folders for every month, and within those folders are several text files. In this context I would like to copy all of the text files from my ...
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Calculating the Hamming distance

That's an easy one. I just want to calculate the Hamming distance between two strings. ...
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Redis rate limiting in Lua

I've implemented a rate limiter for redis in Lua, and I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions that might improve the performance. An example use: ...
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Translating a JavaScript prayer times calculator into Lua [closed]

The JavaScript file that I'm trying to translate into Lua is found here: The above code has been translated by contributors to the following languages (refer to here): Python PHP Java C++ ...
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Lua string parsing

The following code takes a string and converts it to it's number equivalent. A=1 ... Z=26, while keeping all other characters intact. It formats the string using two delimiters. One for between ...
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How can I improve this elevator code I made for a game called ROBLOX?

Are there any ways I could improve speed and less code? The elevator that uses this script works fine. Could anything be better? ...
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Iterating over JSON docs

This Lua code runs in redis. It iterates over some JSON docs, and applies some logic based on the user (if any) making the request. I'm sure there's a lot I can improve here. ...
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C++: Generating similar methods with macros

I am currently working on a project that involves Lua. For convenience, I created a wrapper class for the Lua state structure. However, I also added some methods for getting globals and table fields. ...
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Lua OOP and classically-styled prototypal inheritance

I want to do some object-oriented programming in Lua, and I decided on something like this: ...
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Generating random strings

I've created the following string manipulation function for randomizing my passed string in Lua: ...
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Is this bad OOP design?

I've discovered (and written) a way to object oriented programming in lua in a functional fashion instead of the standard metatable method. It carries much more functionality (no pun intended) but I'm ...
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How can i make this code more robust, fail proof?

I have some code that needs to update 2 separate databases with user credentials. The first database, I just use standard sql to do it. The second database, I have to use command line scripts to ...
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Is there a better way of implementing this control structure?

I have the following control structure that I would like to improve: ...
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Help me improve my script

Was the best way to implent this? For example it will only say "It's nice I know." If you first ask "hat" and then answer "yes". This is how I'm thinking: ...
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LZW Compression In Lua [closed]

I would like a function for LZW data compression in the Lua programming language. Here is the pseudocode - ...
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Consolidating array accesses

Is there a better or easier way of doing this? if array[1] and array[2] and array[3] and array[4] and array[5] == false then --somthing end I have a lot of ...
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Is this a BSP tree? Am I missing something?

I've been practicing using BSP trees as I hear they are a good start to create procedural spaces such as houses. For ease-of-deployment purposes, I've tested this code in Lua and it seems to work. ...
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C++ API for interfacing with Lua

I wanted a good way to move objects back and forth between Lua and C++, and I didn't want to use anything like LuaBind or the other available libraries I could find, so I instead wrote this. It's ...