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- Subject: Re: C coroutines in ANSI C
- From: David Burgess <dburgess@...>
- Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 12:24:39 +1000
It would appear (from reading the doco) that Fibers in Win32, would
allow a fairly easy implementation of C coros for Lua. These APIs
are fairly close to ucontext and could emulate the ucontext suite
of functions. See
Fibers are supported for 98/me and NT3.51 forward. Sorry no WIn95.
So, for recent *nix and Win32 there would seem to be a way to implement.
The older Unixes represent a bit of a problem. Would it be viable to
implement C coroutines for Lua only for recent Unix and most Win32
I guess this would mean something like
would be needed to use coroutines.
At Lua build time it would not be too difficult to engineer a process that
only builds the C coro support if ucontext or fibers are available.
Is this sort of approach acceptable?