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- Subject: Re: [ANN] Jill - Java Implementation of Lua Language.
- From: David Jones <drj@...>
- Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 16:04:13 +0000
2009/12/10 Kristofer Karlsson <email@example.com>:
> Cool, it would be interesting to know how this differs from MochaLua, LuaJ
> or Kahlua (did I miss any other pure Java implementations of Lua?)
It would indeed. A brief look at
http://code.google.com/p/kahlua/wiki/KahluaManual tells me that many
of the "top level" design decisions are settled in very similar ways
in both Jill and Kahlua. A Java double (actually often Double in
Jill) is a Lua number. A Lua string is a Java String. The GC is the
JVM GC, and so on.
I forgot to mention that Jill doesn't implement io.* (that page
reminded me), and that's of course because it's more or less
meaningless of CLDC 1.1
If I have more time, I'd like to look at the other implementations too.