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On Tue, 6 Nov 2001 08:52:49 +0000 (GMT)
Reuben Thomas <> wrote:

> You're thinking of GNU Lightning perhaps? Not exactly a generic JIT
> interpreter, but it is generic, and it's used in GNU Smalltalk.

Yes, i was talking about GNU Lightning, the generic word must be replaced
for "multi-language". From their page:

GNU lightning is a library that generates assembly language code at run-time; it
is very fast, making it ideal for Just-In-Time compilers, and it abstracts over
the target CPU, as it exposes to the clients a standardized RISC instruction set
inspired by the MIPS and SPARC chips. GNU lightning is not yet complete.  Only
the x86 back-end has been tested and used in production code. 

So, can be applied to Lua? :)

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