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- Subject: Re: embedded lua in web based REPL
- From: Jonathan Castello <twisolar@...>
- Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 15:35:35 -0700
On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 3:15 PM, Sam Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 3:07 PM, Shaun McVey <email@example.com> wrote:
>> The Lua website itself has a live demo (http://www.lua.org/demo.html).
>> Cases like this appear to be protected against. Unfortunately, I
>> couldn't find any details on the website about how it's implemented.
> Basically using this hook, if I recall correctly:
> If you google a bit you'll find this discussed a bunch of times in the
> list archive, and there might even be a page about it on the lua wiki
As a related question, is it legal in Lua 5.2 to use coroutine.yield
from within a hook callback? Lua 5.1 doesn't allow yielding across
C-call boundaries, but I recall reading that it was possible to some
extent in Lua 5.2. It could be moderately useful to do this when you
have a bunch of unrelated worker coroutines; you could assign
"policies" to them to regulate the amount of time each spends
computing by calling the hook after every X instructions.