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- Subject: External modules was Re: Ideas for implementing commercial support for Lua
- From: Björn De Meyer <bjorn.demeyer@...>
- Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 19:26:13 +0100
Philippe Lhoste wrote:
> Yes, Lua must still be available as Ansi C source code and small binaries.
> We should never have to strip down Lua to get small binary, but instead be
> able to download various extensions, perhaps as a whole package if needed.
> If someday we devise a standard way to extend Lua as scripting language,
> using external modules, it would be a great improvement.
This is the key feature that Lua should aquire. An advanced
system by wich available C libraries can be easily integrated,
without recompiling. Hmmm... perhaps it could be posible to
make a single "libluaproxy" that uses Lua scripts as a description
language for the functions that are to be called, and works
as a go-in-between between Lua and regular C functions.
It could work a bit like the "Declare function" statements
in Visual Basic.
"No one knows true heroes, for they speak not of their greatness." --
Björn De Meyer