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Ivan Kolev wrote:
> I admit that WinCE may be the only platform with so limited stdlib
> implementation, and it may seem that it's not worth the effort. But Lua
> is very appropriate for WinCE devices, I suppose it will be largely used
> there.
> Best Regards,
> Ivan
> (another devoted fan of Lua, lurking on this list)

Well, my point of view is that if the libc that M$ provides
with  WinCE falls short of the ANSI C standard, it is not worthy 
to be used in conjunction with LUA. LUA is plain ANSI C. 
I think LUA should remain like that, without too many #ifdefs. 
There are complete ANSI C libraries for WinCE available. 
Look here for a commercial one:

And here for a free one:

AFAICS, with uclibc, and gcc, or dinkumwares's libc,
portability problems should be solved.  

Then again, this is merely my opinion. 
If the makers of Lua decide otherwise, I'll accept their 

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