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On 22/02/2011 10.42, steve donovan wrote:
Yes, and at the risk of stating the obvious, many bindings are not
particularly speed-sensitive. Sure, if you are doing high-performance
computing in Lua, this is probably a new golden age (and that isn't
hyperbole!) but most things are I/O bound or handling GUIs where the
user would not notice a few milliseconds difference.

Alien is fast enough, mostly, and a FFI-compatible interface to it
would be fine for many tasks, with an immediate optimization path

My thoughts exactly.