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- Subject: Re: [ANN] LuaJIT Roadmap 2011
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 08:46:27 +0200
On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 11:38 PM, David Given <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> (Which is one reason why I get irritated by languages that don't have a
> working goto --- it makes the life of madmen like me who like playing
> with code translation vastly harder.)
Imagine trying to get 'goto' into a modern dynamic language this late
in the computer century ....
You could say that C was designed to be a good target for code
generation - #line and goto and so forth.
One could add @line directives to Lua with a token filter, but I also
doubt that the token filter patch will ever make mainstream, for
similar reasons to 'goto'.
Certainly, Lua bytecode is not a stable or universal target...