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- Subject: Re: lua5 palmos port (general 16 bit)
- From: "José dos Santos Machado" <jose@...>
- Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 13:25:12 -0300
Hi ALL !
Bernoit has just sent me the code he started, and I've already got a project
on the SourceForge.Net about Lua5 X PalmOS.
I intend to put the code there ASAP (tonight at home), but I'm a little bit
newbie there (sf.net).
So, if someone wants to join the program, and knows Lua5 source code well,
please be welcome ! :)
BTW, I'm not a Lua5 "damn I'm good" programmer, but I do have some PalmOS
experience (4 years by now).
The project will be released on the MIT license, as Lua is.
Porting issues ? Well, memory model is one of them, but there are some more
interesting as I see: "sprintf" is one of them. We do have some other issues
with floating numbers and math lib, but I'm sure we'll solve them.
Here's the project address:
Thanks to all ! And sorry by typos and bad coding... :)
-- J. Machado
Roberto Ierusalimschy escreveu:
People may be interested to know that Lua4 seems to exhibit far fewer
problems when porting to PalmOS.
We are very interested to know about that. We try to make Lua more
portable every time. If Lua 5.0 is worse than 4.0 in that aspect,
something went wrong (and we should learn about it).
Perhaps we can track down the owner of one of the source forge
projects for PalmOS Lua and make the work public. I assume the authors
of Lua have no problem with this so long as the original copyright
messages remain intact, just to be sure I will read through the
As long as the goal is clear (build a port of Lua to PalmOS) and you
do not call the project "Lua" ("plua" is already taken, but LuaPalm,
PalmLua, or anything like that is ok), there is no problem at all. Quite
the opposite: We also long for an open port of Lua to Palm.