Roberto Ierusalimschy

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Roberto Ierusalimschy speaking at the Lua Workshop Toulouse 2013

Roberto Ierusalimschy (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁoˈbɛʁtu jeɾuzaˈlĩski]; born 1960) is an associate professor of informatics at PUC-Rio (Pontifical University in Rio de Janeiro). He is the leading architect of the Lua programming language and the author of Programming in Lua (ISBN 85-903798-1-7), Programming in Lua, Second Edition (ISBN 85-903798-2-5) and Programming in Lua, Third Edition (ISBN 85-903798-5-X). He is also responsible for creating a Lua library for implementing Parsing Expression Grammars.[1]


  1. ^ Ierusalimschy, R. (2009). "A Text Pattern-Matching Tool based on Parsing Expression Grammars". Software: Practice and Experience 39: 221–258. doi:10.1002/spe.892. 

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