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* Reuben Thomas <>:

>> Thanks!  However, it would be ideal if I didn't have to (re)compile
>> anything, as the code that uses the function needs to be portable, and
>> some of the target platforms don't have compilers available.  Is there a
>> way to implement it in "pure" Lua?
> How do you get Lua on the machines without a compiler?

I'm using tomsrtbt [ ], which is a "floppy" Linux
distribution.  Things compiled to run on it must be staticlly linked, which
my linker doesn't support.

> You can implement XOR in pure Lua but it's very slow. Probably the easiest
> way is to do it bit by bit, but maybe there's a clever trick to do it
> faster with whole-word arithmetic.

Slow isn't really an issue; I just need the ability to XOR in Lua.

Benjamin D. Esham      {      }      AIM: s c e s a r 1