Lua is a powerful, efficient, lightweight, embeddable scripting language.
It supports procedural programming,
and data description.
Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs
based on associative arrays and extensible semantics.
Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode with a register-based
virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage
collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping.