Emacs major mode for editing Lua
If you have a problem or a suggestion about lua-mode, please, let me know about it via issue tracker.
El-get is a a package manager which greatly simplifies adding modules to your Emacs and keeping them up-to-date. It already includes a recipe for lua-mode, so once you have el-get set up, installing lua-mode can be done with
<M-x> el-get-install lua-mode
and updating is no more than
<M-x> el-get-update lua-mode
Please, consult with el-get documentation for further information.
MELPA is a package repository compatible with standard Emacs lisp package archive (ELPA) introduced in Emacs24 that strives to provide up-to-date versions packages which is invaluable in the world of everchanging Emacs packages. Please, follow the installation instructions from MELPA main page and you’ll be able to install lua-mode with
<M-x> package-install lua-mode
1. Grab a zipball or pick any commit you like on github:
2. Next, you need to make sure that
lua-mode.el is on your load-path (and optionally byte-compile it) and to set up Emacs to automatically enable it for
*.lua files or ones that contain lua hash-bang line (`#!/usr/bin/lua`). Putting this snippet to
.emacs should be enough in most cases:
;;;; This snippet enables lua-mode ;; This line is not necessary, if lua-mode.el is already on your load-path (add-to-list 'load-path "/path/to/directory/where/lua-mode-el/resides")
(autoload 'lua-mode "lua-mode" "Lua editing mode." t) (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.lua$" . lua-mode)) (add-to-list 'interpreter-mode-alist '("lua" . lua-mode))
3. (optional) Byte-compile lua-mode if you like
lua-mode supports automatical code indentation and sending of lines/regions/files to a Lua interpreter. An interpreter (see variable
lua-default-application) will be started if you try to send some code and none is running. You can use the process-buffer (named after the application you chose) as if it were an interactive shell. See the documentation for
comint.el for details.
Lua-mode also works with Hide Show minor mode (see