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> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> On Behalf Of Sam Roberts
> Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 2:00 PM
> To: Lua mailing list
> Subject: Re: Recycling the lua_load() output
> Why would you compile with one state, and use dump, is it supposed to
> be an optimization?
> Creating a new state for each execution is likely to be much slower
> than compiling....

Many threads might want to use the compiled function at the same time on different inputs.  Each could have its own state, with a copy of the compiled function and the different inputs.

> You're probably better loading once, storing the function, and then
> calling it, in the same state, repeatedly.

That would require serialization of the threads.