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> Is there a good reason why 5.2.0 uses is own "ctype" (ASCII
> apparently) and doesn't relay on standard functions/macros : isalpha,
> isgit ...

We thought EBCDIC was dead :)

> On my "box" an IBM's mainframe using EBCDIC encoding (z/OS v1r9)
> the building of Lua is OK but at execution whatever you input, Lua
> replies:
> stdin:1: unexpected symbol near char(nnn)

Certainly Lua should work there. We will have to fix that. Many thanks
for the feedback. (I see two options: to give up its own ctype or
to fill it dynamically.)

-- Roberto