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On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 06:58, Mike Pall <> wrote:
> zhiguo zhao wrote:
>>    I like new feature of 5.2, I like high speed of luajit2.
>>    Any plan for lua2 support 5.2?
> Currently no.
> IMHO adoption of Lua 5.2 will be rather slow. It breaks many
> extension modules, it lacks any real killer features and it ain't
> faster for sure. I guess 5.2 will be the 'Vista' of Lua releases.

I think more accurate comparison would be this:

Lua-5.2 is to Lua-5.1 what Python-3.x is to Python-2.x :-)

IMHO, two killer features that are missing from Lua-5.2 are:

(1) "continue" statement
(2) LPEG has not been merged in.

For now I am sticking with Lua-5.1.x.