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> >I am
> >interested in concurrent execution of multiple scripts within a LUA
> >cooperative 'multitasking' that is.
> This is implemented in Lua 5.0w0.
> Here is an example program by Roberto that finds primes. Sorry for the
> comments in Portuguese.

It work fine on my box. I translated the comments using Google, but I still
don't understand how this work, it is black magic for me :-)
I will study carefully the upcoming manual...

-- Co-routine to generate all the numbers from 2 to n
function gen (n)
  return coroutine.create(function ()
      for i = 2, n do coroutine.yield(i) end

-- Co-routine that filters the numbers generated by 'g', taking off the
multiples of 'p'
function filter (p, g)
  return coroutine.create(function ()
      while 1 do
        local n = g()
        if n == nil then return end
        if math.mod(n, p) ~= 0 then coroutine.yield(n) end

x = gen(1000) -- Initial generator
while 1 do
  local n = x() -- It catches a number
  if n == nil then break end -- Finished?
  print(n) -- The number is a prime
  x = filter(n, x) -- It takes off its multiples

add "print(2)" before x = gen(1000), replace the for loop in g by:
for i = 3, n, 2 do coroutine.yield(i) end
and it works too... It seems not faster though.


Philippe Lhoste (Paris -- France)
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