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Re: Introduce yourself :)

Postby Arioch » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:48 pm

DanTheTerrible wrote:I am skeptical the description "structured" really applies to PL/1, but my memory of it is so hazy I could be wrong. The only programming languages I ever studied that I would call structured are C and its derivative, Java.

By "structured" I mean the use of control structures (if-then/while/for loops) and subroutines rather than GOTO statements as in BASIC.

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Re: Introduce yourself :)

Postby DanTheTerrible » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:02 am

sven wrote:
DanTheTerrible wrote:Could you recommend an entry level resource (book, by preference, but a website will do) for learning about Lua?

The Lua flavor used by sis is 5.2, but the parser is pretty heavily modded. For learning basic Lua concepts and patterns, the standard reference book would be the third edition of Programming in Lua.

That book is less expensive than I would have expected at $8 USD. I ordered a copy from Amazon, we'll see if I actually get around to figuring Lua out.

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