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- Subject: Re: binary file portability?
- From: Tim Channon <tc@...>
- Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 17:02:35 +0100
Jerome Vuarand wrote:
> If your byte code has little endian ints, and your CPU want big endian
> ones, you have to convert every single int read from the bytecode.
> That hurts performance. And the bytecode loading is I/O bound on
> systems reading the data from disks, but on very memory constrained
> embedded environments (that benefit the most from bytecode format)
>From what I have seen compiled Lua is usually larger than ascii format
especially if extraneous whitespace and comments are removed.