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Yes, the reason I stared to write my own implementation of the Lua VM, was down to the fact that LuaJava requires a JNI to use the lua 'C' VM.

For me this was not going to be supportable as I intent to use lua as a binding layer for java based web apps, and using jni normally causes all sorts of nasty problems.
So I decided to start the Lua4J project, to write my own implementation, and to host some java/lua type projects.

I've not looked  at Kalua just yet (nice name !), but I will now I know about it.

I'm hoping that once we have a pure Java VM, we'll be able to update the lua eclipse plug in that it's not operating system specific.



On 7/20/07, Kristofer Karlsson < > wrote:
Like the other replies have already mentioned, there are currently two different approaches.
LuaJava is probably best if you intend to run Lua on a Javaplatform where you can run the jni layer.
It would work on desktop OS:es but not on mobile phones.
Kahlua and lua4j implements Lua VM.

I have personally searched around for a Lua VM in java before but found none so I made my own. It shall be very interesting to see the lua4j project. I hope it supports some of the features that Kahlua doesn't!

Jools, if you're not very far along, perhaps you want to take a look at my current progress?


2007/7/20, Alysson Bruno <>:

I Work in Java, therefore wanted to know if somebody is developing a Lua
version for Java? I'm search in Lua addons page and find nothing.

OBS: sorry some  error, my English is bad.

paz e sucesso,

Alysson Bruno