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- Subject: Re: PUC Lua
- From: Jim Whitehead II <jnwhiteh@...>
- Date: Sun, 8 May 2011 22:07:07 +0100
On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 9:54 PM, Francesco Abbate
> 2011/5/8 David Kastrup <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>> Maybe it's time for the makers to choose a name, even if it should
>> They have chosen the name "Lua".
>>> Or are "Lua" and "LuaJIT" fair labels, given how LuaJIT keeps moving
>>> away from the original?
>>> I am opting for PUC Lua, which is in all Copyright tags, but still not
>>> immediately clear to everyone.
>> Pristine TeX is called TeX, pristine Emacs is called Emacs. It is not
>> the job of the originators to let themselves be bullied around by the
>> naming choices of downstream recipients. It's not actually any use
>> either, since there is an unlimited supply of them.
> For me the question of Henning is legitimate. Lua is the programming
> language itself and there is only one of it. For a given programming
> language you can have multiple implementations and PUC Lua, LuaJIT and
> LuaJIT2 are different implementations of the same programming
> language, so the question of Henning is appropriate.
> For example for Python they talk about C Python to refer to the main
> implementation because Python is the programming language itself and
> is not tied to any specific implementation.
> For the other side there is may be some confusion about "vanilla Lua",
> for me it does just mean the standard PUC Lua implementation *without
> any patch*. It is also the reference implementation because is the
> original one. It is often appropriate to specify that because many
> patched versions of Lua are in use in some specific environments.
Other than differences in the libraries that are provided, such as the
differences in the bitwise operations and the inclusion of ffi and
friends in LuaJIT, are there any other instances where LuaJIT strays
from the specification given in the Lua Reference Manual, which as I
understand it is the definition of 'Lua'?
I'm asking because I honestly am not terribly family with how much
LuaJIT changes. Are there any semantic differences that aren't