Lua is primarily used as an embedded language. And, it requires a "host" environment (including the Lua interpreter). Many game engines/libraries and other tools use Lua as a scripting language.
Hello World Program in Lua
If you compile and run this one-line program, you will get the following output:
If you are interested in learning Lua programming, then go ahead and set up a development environment.
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