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- Subject: Re: Lua & Win32 (was Re: Lua & Internet)
- From: Ken Rawlings <krawling@...>
- Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 16:37:23 -0500 (EST)
> why don't use TKLua? Isn't It portable?
Quite portable, but TK brings quite a lot of baggage with it. Most
notably, it needs a copy of the TCL interpreter(for a total of about
1.2MB). You also end up running into the Java 1.0 problem, where your
interface is lowest common denominator. If you're using Lua for
scripting, TKLua makes a lot of sense, but it's much less attractive
when embedding it.
My guess is that a basic Win32 Lua windowing library could end up
under 100K. My big dillemma at the moment is related to basic
architecture: whether to go with basically a Lua interface to HWNDs, or
to have a C++ hierarchy exposed to Lua. The former would be easier and
smaller, but the latter has a big flexibility advantage.