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- Subject: Re: binary file portability?
- From: eugeny gladkih <john@...>
- Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 16:33:24 +0400
>>>>> "RK" == Rob Kendrick <email@example.com> writes:
RK> Making something that can read a generic format, especially when
RK> you're doing with floating point numbers, is not fun. Doing so
RK> it's fast is
>> you can store them in ASCII, like they are in the source.
RK> What about constant simplification? The numbers in a compiled chunk
RK> may not be easily or precisely represented in ASCII. And anyway, at
RK> that point, why bother compiling the chunk at all? Compilation is not
RK> a barrier to keeping your sources secret, nor is it something that will
RK> keep your code smaller (compiling it often makes it larger.) The only
RK> thing it saves you is a (small) amount of time compiling it, and the
RK> possibility to exclude the compiler from your build of Lua in tightly
RK> resource-constrained systems.
yes, the CPU time is the most critical resource for me. I have to
keep bytecodes in a cache now for a some time. anyway, the
portability is the good point for everyone. would you argue? ;-)
Yours sincerely, Eugeny.
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