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0001 README for Lua 5.1
0002 
0003 See INSTALL for installation instructions.
0004 See HISTORY for a summary of changes since the last released version.
0005 
0006 * What is Lua?
0007   ------------
0008   Lua is a powerful, light-weight programming language designed for extending
0009   applications. Lua is also frequently used as a general-purpose, stand-alone
0010   language. Lua is free software.
0011 
0012   For complete information, visit Lua's web site at http://www.lua.org/ .
0013   For an executive summary, see http://www.lua.org/about.html .
0014 
0015   Lua has been used in many different projects around the world.
0016   For a short list, see http://www.lua.org/uses.html .
0017 
0018 * Availability
0019   ------------
0020   Lua is freely available for both academic and commercial purposes.
0021   See COPYRIGHT and http://www.lua.org/license.html for details.
0022   Lua can be downloaded at http://www.lua.org/download.html .
0023 
0024 * Installation
0025   ------------
0026   Lua is implemented in pure ANSI C, and compiles unmodified in all known
0027   platforms that have an ANSI C compiler. In most Unix-like platforms, simply
0028   do "make" with a suitable target. See INSTALL for detailed instructions.
0029 
0030 * Origin
0031   ------
0032   Lua is developed at Lua.org, a laboratory of the Department of Computer
0033   Science of PUC-Rio (the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
0034   in Brazil).
0035   For more information about the authors, see http://www.lua.org/authors.html .
0036 
0037 (end of README)