How to use this tool?

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

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

Key differences between Vala and Lua

SyntaxVala has a syntax similar to C# and is influenced by C.Lua has a simple and lightweight syntax.
ParadigmVala is primarily an object-oriented language.Lua is a multi-paradigm language, supporting procedural, functional, and object-oriented programming.
TypingVala is statically typed.Lua is dynamically typed.
PerformanceVala is compiled to C and offers good performance.Lua is an interpreted language and may have lower performance compared to compiled languages.
Libraries and frameworksVala has access to a wide range of libraries and frameworks, including GTK+.Lua has a smaller standard library but can easily interface with C libraries.
Community and supportVala has a smaller community compared to more popular languages, but still has active support.Lua has a strong and active community with good support.
Learning curveVala may have a steeper learning curve due to its similarities to C# and its specific features.Lua has a relatively low learning curve and is easy to pick up.