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Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn MoonScript

MoonScript is a fully-fledged dynamic scripting programmer friendly language that compiles into Lua, or it can be dynamically compiled and run using the moonloader.

Write MoonScript code, then run a program called the MoonScript compiler which reads a MoonScript program and converts it into an equivalent Lua program that would do the exact same thing when run.

It’s designed to be a language that’s more elegant and more readable than Lua. It offers the power of one of the fastest scripting languages combined with a rich set of features. It supports features like functions as first class objects, closures, tail-recursion and a high performance.

Here’s our recommended tutorials to learn MoonScript.


1. Learn MoonScript in Y minutes

This tutorial is part of the classic series, Learn X in Y minutes spanning an invaluable resource offer a wide range of programming languages.

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2. Getting started with MoonScript by Leafo

This is a guide to get your system ready for MoonScript development.

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3. An Overview of MoonScript by Leafo

This is a tutorial and overview of some of MoonScript’s syntax with no Lua knowlege required.

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