Microsoft has released to the public golua engine designed to execute scripts in the Lua language. The development is distributed under the open MIT license and is available in the GitHub repository. The project is implemented in the language of Go.
There are already several implementations of Lua VM in Go, for example, DCLua, GoLua or glua. However, the developers state that they needed support for the syntax of version 5.3, and none of the existing tools could offer this either now or in the near future. In addition, simple and clear software interfaces were required to integrate the engine with Go.
The new development is based on the architecture, focused on convenient debugging, search and error handling. Although the creators of golua recognize that they have not yet managed to achieve full compliance with specification 5.3, they intend to further develop the project.
Lua is an open source scripting programming language interpreter. It is distinguished by simple integration into other languages and the possibility of implementing a large number of software entities with a minimum of syntax tools.
The official Lua interpreter is written in C. Go was developed by Google as a replacement for C and C ++ and has the potential to provide greater speed. The company maintains and regularly updates its development; at the end of the summer of 2018, Go 1.11 was released.