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On Wed, 5 Nov 2008 13:46:14 +0100
Marco Bambini <> wrote:

> I would like to  
> try to reuse the efficient virtual machine built-into lua but using
> a very different syntax (and not the lua language).
> What are all the difficulties and implications of such a project?
> and what should be the best way to proceed?

Unfortunately, Lua's VM is an implementation detail.  It's there to
implement Lua, and is not designed to be a generic VM for any language.
You may have trouble expressing this other language's semantics using