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We're looking for about 100k (or less) for the program size (above our
own software), and we'll have maybe 300-400k of memory to play with.

I've also got to add that the processor is not a new shiny ARM or such.
We're dealing with POS devices and they normally don't have much grunt.

We may be able to remove the compiler and do it all at the host.  We'd
have to have a look.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Joseph Stewart
Sent: Tuesday, 1 February 2005 12:11 PM
To: Lua list
Subject: Re: Reducing the size of Lua.

What size do you want it to be (both on disk and runtime size)?

What are you trying to accomplish?


On Tue, 1 Feb 2005 11:45:55 +1100, Greg McCreath
<> wrote:
> Thanks Ashwin,
> We certainly want the parser in the device.  I guess we could go back
> v4, but then we've got ourselves down a dead end street.  No more bug
> fixes.
> The language looks perfect and very powerful.  We just need to make it
> smaller and then make sure it can run at an acceptable speed!
> All help appreciated.
> Greg.
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Ashwin
> Sent: Tuesday, 1 February 2005 11:33 AM
> To: Lua list
> Subject: Re: Reducing the size of Lua.
> > What options do we have to reduce the size of the Lua.  We do not
> > many of the newish language features.  I notice a steady progression
> of
> > complexity since the earlier releases (Coroutines and such).  Can we
> > remove them?
> Things definitely seem to be getting more complex alright...
> How about having a look at Lua 4? I'm not sure if it's actually
> but... it doesn't contain all the newer stuff [;-)].
> Also, I remember the parser could be decoupled in earlier versions.
> sure if that's still the case, though. I've never done this myself.
> You'd have to rely on precompiled scripts, for this option to be
> Ashwin.
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