Roberto was Tinker Professor in Stanford at the beginning of the year, which was wonderful. Had great dinners with Noemi, Roberto and Ana Lucia and when the girls went home, had several other opportunities to drink wine and talk shop with Roberto. I would like to know more about Lua.
So I invited Roberto to give a Rearden University presentation in March. His abstract, with a link to his slides.
Lua is a programming language developed at the Catholic University
in Rio de Janeiro that came to be the leading scripting language in
video games. Lua is also used extensively in embedded devices, such as
set-top boxes and TVs, and other applications like Adobe Lightroom and
Wikipedia. In this talk we will see where Lua is being used, why Lua is
being used, and what makes Lua special.
Roberto Ierusalimschy is Associate Professor at the Pontifical Catholic
University in Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and the leading architect of the
Lua programming language. Currently he is a Tinker Visiting Professor
They're having their workshop this November at Verisign.