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There are 2 “branches:” of LUA now for ESP8266, and open source model called NodeLua and a closed source model called NodeMcu
As lua.org was saying, Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics.
Lua is small: the Lua interpreter easily fits in under 100 kilobytes including the base libraries.
Lua is fast: independent benchmarks show that Lua is often amongst the fastest interpreted dynamic languages. The Lua interpreter has been extensively tuned for high performance.
Open Source NodeLua
- A open source firmware runs Lua code on ESP8266, written by Harold L.
- A pure web-based tool works with NodeLua
for Lua programming and run codes on ESP8266 over-the-air.
Closed Source NodeMcu