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I would recommend to consider metalua
and do the source level translation rather than bytecode translation
mainly because I think doing byte code translation would lead to need to
emulate garbage collection
idioms that are specific to lua (or so I think)
plus, of course, for users of your final tool would probably like to
'limit' the types of APIs
that get translated.


> On Tue, 20 Oct 2009 20:14 -0500, "Phil Deets" <>
> wrote:
> > Hello, I have been thinking about writing a Lua to JavaScript translator. 
> > The main use case would simply be to provide an alternative language for  
> > the web. You would just have to run the translator before you use the  
> > script.
> > 
> > This would be different than the lua2js which already exists on LuaForge  
> > since I would want to make it work in all cases with the only
> > restrictions  
> > being on what modules can be used. I think lua2js only does a superficial 
> > translation. For example, I don't think it handles using functions as an  
> > index into a table.
Vlad P
author of C++  ORM

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