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steve donovan wrote:
> Mike Pall has pointed out that readline is something you want to keep
> out of your standalone Lua executable, because it significantly slows
> down non-interactive calls.   It's better then to have a special
> interactive Lua, maybe even completely in Lua as David Manura has
> suggested[1].   And you can do clever, useful stuff with readline [2].
>  (BTW, I packaged the last patch as a loadable extension if anyone is
> interested.)

isn't it much easier to just use rlwrap?  i use it with other interpreters and interpreter-like tools.  there might be some limitations, but nothing i've hit yet.