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On 04/08/2008, steve donovan <> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 12:26 PM, Paul Moore <> wrote:
> > Does the Lua support in SciTE allow for loading of binary
> > extensions[1]? If so, LuaSys would allow you to just do
> > to open the default browser.
> Indeed it does! But (and there's always a 'but...' with Windows) it
> uses the old mscvrt compatibility. A mingw build of any Lua extension
> will work fine, or MSVC6, if you still have the old dog around.

Cool. I have my own mingw builds, so that suits me fine. Must take the
time to look into SciTE a bit more...

> I'm thinking of doing a mscvr80 build of SciTE for LfW, precisely so
> that it can happily use all the supplied binary extensions _and_ use
> the supplied lua5.1.dll, rather than carrying its own copy of Lua
> around.

It's up to you, I guess, but I find msvcr80/msvcr90 builds fraught
with problems, around the issues of manifests and side-by-side
assemblies. I never thought I'd say this, but give me DLL hell in
preference to manifest hell any day :-)