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- Subject: Re: guarantees of exception safety in Lua
- From: Florian Weimer <fw@...>
- Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 17:25:38 +0100
* David Given:
> In a desperate attempt to bring things back on topic, I'll point out
> that it would be possible to make a no-dynamic-allocation Lua subset,
> but it wouldn't be very like what we'd consider to be Lua: no table
> creation, no assignment to arbitrary table keys, and a very limited
> amount of function nesting. It'd probably be relatively straightforward
> to compile it to machine code, TBH, because it wouldn't support any of
> the dynamic features that make Lua Lua... I wonder if such a thing would
> be useful?
It could be used to implement parts of Lua. Scheme48 does something
similar. Pypy has got some non-dynamic Python subset as well, IIRC.