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On 8/18/08, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <> wrote:
> > Until Lua gets its own bindings to some good native numeric library it
>  > will always loose heavily numeric tests.
> There are external bindings to bc, mapm, gmp, and probably others.

I suspect that "Language Shootout"
uses so called "standard distribution" for each language. As a result,
all those bindings  that are not part of standard Lua cannot be used.
It would be great if one could somehow ship them a Lua distribution
with relevant libraries compiled in. As it stands now in these
benchmarks, minimalistic languages like Lua are at disadvantage
against bloated languages with much of functionality implemented
natively and hidden in the "standard" libraries.