LUA, from what I gather is like a simple version of C (coders – is that accurate?)
Most programming languages will have things like variables, functions and tables. The difference between LUA and C for example is that LUA is primarily a scripting language which GENERALLY will easier to learn than your building blocks type language such as C or Java. If I was learning from scratch, I’d probably learn C first, but thats slightly biased. LUA WILL be easier to learn and will certainly do a huge amount, but will not give you the same level of control as C or C++ when it comes to the nitty gritty.
At this stage we’re getting into very theoretical territory so I’ll stop. But if I can help, drop me a line!