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On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 14:03, Juris Kalnins <> wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Jan 2011 07:23:29 +0200, steve donovan
> <> wrote:

>> On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 11:50 PM, David Given <> wrote:

>>> Interestingly enough, the absence of a @line directive in Lua is
>>> crippling Objective Lua's ability to be useful.

>> Although it would not become mainline, a patched Lua specifically
>> designed as a flexible back-end is possible and useful: @line and
>> goto.

>> Anything else that would be needed?

> tag-length-value tokens for strings and identifiers, so that code
> generator can simply output escape, string/data length, and then
> copy out raw data.

Not that useful, IMO. It seems that this will spedup generator (which
is rarely needed) — and nothing much else...