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Title: RE: zero-copy readonly strings from C to Lua?

> I can understand that it would be hard to interact with GC and
> string consolidation and so forth, but I'd think if I made a
> guarantee to never again touch those bytes for the life of the given
> lua_State, Lua should be able to accept some memory from C without
> having to always and invariably copy it. No?

That would impair Lua's string comparison via pointer compares,
for one.

Vincent Penquerc'h