C H A P T E R  1


Getting Started

This chapter will discuss a few very basic things about Lua and World of Warcraft addons before we dive into the Lua language in Chapter 2. You are also going to see a few useful tools we will use throughout the book.

What Is Lua?

Lua is a programming language developed in 1993 by Roberto Ierusalimschy, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo, and Waldemar Celes at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Lua is Portuguese for moon; the correct pronunciation is “LOO-ah.” Lua is available under an MIT license, a very unrestrictive license that basically allows you to use Lua for anything as long as you ...

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