Lua Mailing list


There is an active and friendly mailing list for discussing Lua called lua-l. The list is one of the focal points of the Lua community. Everyone is welcome to join.

The list is open for discussions on all subjects directly related to Lua, including the language, its uses, its implementation, and also for announcements, requests for help, and special job offers.

The list has been in continuous operation for over 25 years. It has over 2800 subscribers from all over the world, including several Lua experts and the Lua team. Over 140000 messages have been posted since the list was created in 1997. All messages sent to the list are archived. You can read and search the archive at and at MARC.

For discussions in Portuguese, join Lua BR.


To post a message to the list, use the address mentioned on the list page. You must subscribe before posting.

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Everyone is welcome to post, but please get acquainted with the netiquette of the list, especially the part about doing your homework before asking questions. In particular, check whether your question has already been asked (and probably answered) by searching the archive. See also the FAQ and the community-maintained LuaFaq and uFAQ.


Please take a moment and read some useful information on mailing list netiquette. An important part of netiquette is learning how to quote previous posts, how to ask questions effectively, and how to report bugs effectively. If you need help with code, learn how to prepare a short example. For background information on netiquette, see RFC1855.

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