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README for Lua 5.1

See INSTALL for installation instructions.
See HISTORY for a summary of changes since the last released version.

* What is Lua?
  Lua is a powerful, light-weight programming language designed for extending
  applications. Lua is also frequently used as a general-purpose, stand-alone
  language. Lua is free software.

  For complete information, visit Lua's web site at .
  For an executive summary, see .

  Lua has been used in many different projects around the world.
  For a short list, see .

* Availability
  Lua is freely available for both academic and commercial purposes.
  See COPYRIGHT and for details.
  Lua can be downloaded at .

* Installation
  Lua is implemented in pure ANSI C, and compiles unmodified in all known
  platforms that have an ANSI C compiler. In most Unix-like platforms, simply
  do "make" with a suitable target. See INSTALL for detailed instructions.

* Origin
  Lua is developed at, a laboratory of the Department of Computer
  Science of PUC-Rio (the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
  in Brazil).
  For more information about the authors, see .

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