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On Sunday 29 January 2006 13:05, LEGO wrote:
> Not long ago I've read a post on this list (debian package thread)
> stating that it's not encouraged to dinamically link against a Lua
> shared lib on the target system. Been that both against our policy and
> common practice I wonder which are the underlying reasons.

One of the major reasons for not using shared libraries for Lua, I gather, is 
that on Intel processors, shared libraries require the exclusive use of one 
register for housekeeping purposes; and the ia32 architecture has so few 
registers that this causes Lua to become significantly slower.

+- David Given --McQ-+ "I must have spent at least ten minutes out of my
|    | life talking to this joker like he was a sane
| ( | person. I want a refund." --- Louann Miller, on
+- --+ rasfw

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