lu9 – Lua for Plan 9 space
lu9 is an umbrella project providing a native Plan 9 port of the Lua
library and several other libraries and programs built on top of it.
The project is currently comprised of the following:
- lu9 is a simple Lua interpreter
host intended for running standalone Lua programs and interactive
usage. It also serves as an example on how to use the Lua library
in your own programs.
- lu9-lua is a Lua 5.4 library
patched to work well within the Plan 9 environment. It does not
depend on any other code in this project.
Unlike many previous ports it does NOT use APE, the POSIX
emulation layer, which means that you can use it alongside regular
Plan 9 libraries.
- lu9-p9 is a system interface
module providing access to system calls and other useful libc
interfaces. It also provides some higher-level interfaces for
the most common tasks.
- lu9-lpeg is a simple port
of the LPeg pattern matching module.
Check the respective repositories for more information.
lu9(1) standalone interpreter
Building and installing
Building and installing lu9 is simple: grab this repository,
pull the dependencies, and run
; git/clone https://git.sr.ht/~kvik/lu9
; mk pull
; mk install
Only the lu9 binary and Lua modules get installed into the system.
The binary is statically linked so no C libraries have to be installed.
Check the lu9(1) manual page for more
; man lu9
All of my original work is released under the MIT license, the same
license used by Lua and LPeg.