Lua 5.3 Brings Support For Integers & UTF-8 Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Standards on 12 January 2015 at 01:18 PM EST. Add A Comment
STANDARDS --
Lua 5.3 was released today with a variety of new features for this lightweight scripting language.

The big ticket items for Lua 5.3 is support for integers, official support for 32-bit numbers, bitwise operators, basic UTF-8 support, and functions to pack/unpack values.

Other changes found in Lua 5.3 include language support for integer division, new strick and table functions for the Lua libraries, and new functions for Lua's C API.


Lua developers wishing to learn more about the 5.3 changes can see the official read-me and information via Lua.org.
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