Gem Version

Provides Lua binary on Windows.

Embedding Lua into Ruby on Windows has two issues:

  1. There is no standard binary distributive for Lua
  2. Lua way of searching for libraries (rocks) fails

So, this gem embeds binary Lua (from LuaDist) and patches package.path and package.cpath.


You don't need to download, install or compile any Lua distribution. Just add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'rufus-lua-win'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install rufus-lua-win


Add two lines to Gemfile (in that order):

gem 'rufus-lua-win' if Gem.win_platform?
gem 'rufus-lua'

Rufus::Lua::Win will setup environment variables, so Rufus::Lua could load.

If not using bundler, just:

require 'rufus/lua/win' if Gem.win_platform?
require 'rufus/lua'
s.eval "require 'lpeg'"

Lua Path

Rufus::Lua::Win overrides standard Lua search paths to point to its own Lua libraries.

Paths like ./?.lua or ./?.dll are excluded, since they are not very useful in embedded environment.

If you like to require your own files inside Rufus::Lua - put them in separate folder and add it to package.path (or package.cpath).


See also