[londonlua] Re: next meetup 1 November

  • From: Justin Cormack <justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: londonlua@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:17:57 +0000

Just a reminder that the next meetup is tomorrow!

Please signup here

I am going to try to do a live stream using a Google+ hangout, so
email me if you want to join if you can't make it in person.


On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 9:46 PM, Justin Cormack <justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The next meeting is 1 November 2012 at 18:30. Hope to see you all there....
> Luawrap - wrapping lua scripts into self executing files by David Whale
> luawrap started off as an idea without a language back in 2006, when
> David wanted to settle on a single language for scripting purposes,
> with a way of turning scripts into executables that can be given to
> customers (so they can use, but not steal all his neat ideas).
> Almost on the verge of writing his own language, a friend introduced
> him to lua. But the "self executing script" idea still stood as a
> strong requirement, and he developed some simple elegant techniques.
> luawrap allows lua programmers to wrap their lua scripts into
> standalone executables with no external system dependencies, without
> needing to install or use any special tools, whilst providing the
> option to hide the intellectual property embedded inside the
> executable.
> This talk looks at some of the challenges involved, and some of the
> neat things you can do with self executing lua scripts.
> David Whale
> David Whale runs a small software consultancy, mainly developing
> embedded firmware for neat gadgets. His claim to fame was being part
> of the development team for the GSM MODEM used inside the very first
> Blackberry devices, and was probably the first person to walk into a
> lamp-post texting on one.
> As part of his day job, he finds himself regularly writing little lua
> scripts to automate code generation, testing, post-mortem log
> analysis, web statistics analysis and website generation, amongst
> other things.
> David has been using lua for the last 6 years, recently delving deep
> into the C sources and making it jump through a few more hoops.
> He lives in Essex, and is trying to cultivate a nomadic lifestyle
> roaming between coffee shops and libraries, where all he needs is a
> laptop, a mobile phone, and a lua interpreter to get his job done.
> Sign up link available shortly.

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