You know, this problem has confounded me from the very beginning. I've taken a few computer programming courses in my life. And way back in the old old days when I had a TI-64, I had a tape cassette player as my drive and a wonderful language called basic. I saved my programs on my tape drive and loaded them back up and it was an easy thing to run my programs.
Nowadays, though, you have to use a stupid compiler or some such. You can't just type up your program and run it. Anyway, I could never get any of these compiler things to work right because, well, the instructions were never very good.
In college we used Lynix, but I don't much remember the command lines from back then anyway. Maybe if I could find the old book we used in the attic - - somewhere - - if it even is there.
So, here I am trying to learn a little lua, cause I'm impatient for other people to do the things I want to see done. I have my book, Programming in Lua and I want to do some of the things the little book is talking about just to make sure that I understand what is going on.
Well, I don't have lua on my computer. I have a lue editor (luaedit) that will run stuff somehow or nother, but it's just not quite the same thing. I want to run the "stand alone interpretor" that they use in the book. Well, I go to the lua site and download the download there, look around through the files and realize that there is no .exe files there for me to run. I go back and look at the lua site, and OHHH, I've got to COMPILE it.
Well, OK, internet is a bigger and better place these days, I will just download a compiler. So I find this GCC thing and decide I will download it. I do so, and look at the installation requirements.
Well, I need a compiler to compile gcc because it turns out this compiler can't just"bootstrap" itself. GREAT.
I tried out this thing called Cygwin, and I did manage to get a prompt, but when I would type GCC, it didn't know where it was and sheesh, I'm not sure what to do with it anyway.
So anyway, I go to minGW, a newer alternative to Cygwin. They have something called minSys that actually has an .exe installation file on it. I do that, but alas . . . Ihave to somehow get that to work with minGW before it will work.
I look through countless faqs, installation instructions, etc, but in not a single one do I find a step-by-step type in this to do that instruction guide. It is always very vague and presumes knowledge that, sadly, I just don't have.
ALL I want to do is get Lua 5.0 working on my computer so I can do all (well at least some of) the nifty things they talk about in the book Programming in Lua."
So please, could somebody please guide me through as though I were a blind man in a dangerous obstacle course, give me a step by step, blow by blow guide to getting this lua interpreter up and running.
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Oct 14, 2005Thanks a bunch Turan :) I really appreciate your quick turn around. I was hopeful, but in a distant, not expecting much kind of way. I noted you posted about maybe putting together an improved version on Curse. I imagine that would have Ace worked into it and all that. I do hope you find the time to get around to that, but meanwhile, I'm quite happy with what I have :)Posted in: Addon Ideas
Oct 13, 2005Seems like Norganna is solving the fall off the face of the earth problem by training apprentices and having them all work from a common upload site. She assigns bug resolutions to her helpers and such. Means there will be somebody (or somebodies) immediately ready to take over should she fade away.Posted in: Addon Ideas
Oct 13, 2005Here here! I want a new auctionit too!Posted in: Addon Ideas
Don't you tell me Easyauction is the replacement either because it doesn't do NEARLY as much as auctionit did. Like the author says in his description, he wanted something really really simple.
I've been looking at the code trying to figure it out but I just don't know enough about Lua and where you find out in a MEANINGFUL way how to get it to word with WOW.
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