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    1: [Lua](http://www.lua.org/) is obviously a great choice for an embedded scripting language in both [kernel space](https://www.netbsd.org/gallery/presentations/mbalmer/fosdem2012/kernel_mode_lua.pdf) and [user space](https://www.netbsd.org/gallery/presentations/mbalmer/fosdem2011/lua_in_netbsd.pdf).
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    3: However, there exists a issue where Lua needs [bindings](http://lua-users.org/wiki/BindingCodeToLua) to interface with NetBSD for it to be useful.
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    5: Someone needs to take on the grunt-work task of simply creating Lua interfaces into every possible NetBSD component.
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    7: That same someone needs to produce meaningful documentation.
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    9: As this enhances Lua's usefulness, more lua bindings will then be created, etc.
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   11: This project's goal is to set that inertia by attempting to define and create a solid baseline of Lua bindings.
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   13: ### Here is a list of things to possibly target
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   15: * filesystem hooks
   16: * sysctl hooks
   17: * proplib
   18: * envsys
   19: * MI system bus code

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