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On Mon, 15 Jun 2009 10:41:27 -0500
Sivan Thiruvengadam <> wrote:

> I am using LUA on Handheld Pocket PC based device. When i try to load
> a file which has around 500 local variables, the lua loadfile
> function throws the above error?

My understanding is that the Lua VM has a limited number of registers
(into which locals are placed), and the compiler has no mechanism to
spill excess elsewhere (in order to simplify the register allocator).
I may be hopelessly confused, however.

> Is there a fix already available and if so, please point me to that.
> And also if there is a better way to handle this please enlighten me.

Try putting them in a table instead?  They're surprisingly quick, just
not as quick, as locals.