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- Subject: Lua 5.1 (work0)
- From: Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <lhf@...>
- Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 22:08:33 -0300
The first work version of Lua 5.1 is now available for testing at
The major change is incremental garbage collection. It is working and we need
your feedback on this: does it avoid any GC hicups you have? does the new GC
API fit your needs? Roberto will probably post more details on what we need.
Note: this is incremental, not generational GC. Generational GC is still in
There are several other lesser changes, many of which were discussed here:
moved '#!' detection out of the lexer and into luaL_loadfile, debugging works
for other threads, new long strings [***[ ... ]***], better end-of-line
detection in the lexer, load callbacks can call Lua, user-defined memory
allocators when creating new states, and more.
There is no documentation. :-( Not even a doc directory in the tarball.
Enjoy. And please send in your feedback. Thanks.