Chapter  4

Embedding Lua in Android Applications

In this chapter we will show you how to embed the Lua programming language into your Android applications. We will do this using the Kahlua2 implementation of Lua. Kahlua2 is a native port of the Lua programming language to the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). This implementation of Lua is written in the Java programming language and as such makes it very practical for us to host Lua in an Android Java application.

In Chapter 3 of this book, we covered the subject of hosting, or embedding, a programming language interpreter engine as a guest module in an application. There we presented a practical project that embedded the CocoaBASIC language engine into an Android application. This application was ...

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