How to use this tool?

This free online converter lets you convert code from Lua to Vala in a click of a button. To use this converter, take the following steps -

  1. Type or paste your Lua code in the input box.
  2. Click the convert button.
  3. The resulting Vala code from the conversion will be displayed in the output box.

Key differences between Lua and Vala

SyntaxLua has a simple and lightweight syntax with a focus on simplicity and ease of use.Vala has a syntax similar to C# and aims to provide a modern and readable syntax.
ParadigmLua is a multi-paradigm language that supports procedural, functional, and object-oriented programming.Vala is an object-oriented language that is designed to be used with the GObject system.
TypingLua is dynamically typed, allowing for flexible and dynamic programming.Vala is statically typed, providing compile-time type checking and improved performance.
PerformanceLua is known for its fast and efficient performance, making it suitable for embedded systems and game development.Vala is designed to generate efficient C code, resulting in good performance.
Libraries and frameworksLua has a wide range of libraries and frameworks available, including LuaRocks package manager.Vala has access to the extensive GNOME ecosystem, providing a rich set of libraries and frameworks.
Community and supportLua has an active and supportive community with a wealth of resources and documentation available.Vala has a smaller community compared to Lua, but still offers support and resources for developers.
Learning curveLua has a relatively low learning curve, making it easy for beginners to pick up and start programming.Vala has a steeper learning curve compared to Lua, as it requires understanding of the GObject system and C programming concepts.