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On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 8:12 PM, Mike Pall <> wrote:
> So what magical things does that C++ code do and why can this not
> be written in Lua? No, you don't have to answer that, better work
> on fixing it.

Sometimes it's the pragmatic reason that there's already a huge
codebase hanging around, and rewriting isn't a sane option.

For instance, there was a discussion on the SciTE mailing list; Neil
Hodgson that it could be mostly rewritten in Lua, but he did not
consider it worthwhile. After all, we know it would work, but it
already works, etc.

steve d.