Re: running Lua in Python

Discussion in 'Python' started by Alec Taylor, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Alec Taylor

    Alec Taylor Guest

    Or you can use a module made for this task:

    http://labix.org/lunatic-python

    http://pypi.python.org/pypi/lupa

    On Sun, Sep 2, 2012 at 7:24 PM, Ian Kelly <> wrote:
    >
    > On Sun, Sep 2, 2012 at 3:04 AM, Arnaud Delobelle <> wrote:
    > > Hi all,
    > >
    > > I'm looking for a way to run Lua scripts in Python, and also send and
    > > receive data between the two. Something like lunatic-python [1] would
    > > be ideal. However, so far I haven't been able to build it on the
    > > machines it's supposed to run on (macs with OS X Lion) and it seems to
    > > be dormant.
    > >
    > > My requirements are stock OS X Python (which is 2.7) and Lua 5.2. I'm
    > > looking for either a way to make lunatic-python work or another tool
    > > that would do the job.

    >
    > The simple approach would be to run the Lua scripts with the
    > subprocess module, using JSON (or something equally accessible) as an
    > interchange format.
    >
    > If you need to embed the Lua interpreter in the Python process, and
    > you can't get an existing third-party module to work, consider rolling
    > your own C module for the purpose. My recollection of working with
    > Lua is that it's a very easy language to embed.
    > --
    > http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
    Alec Taylor, Sep 2, 2012
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