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On Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:50:44 -0300, Roberto Ierusalimschy <> wrote:
> > 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.)

Probably there's a good reason for you to decide to roll your own ctype
into Lua... So maybe it would be a good idea to keep that and provide a
fallback for non-ASCII setups that uses the functions from the libc.

Just my 2 cents,

Adrian Perez <>
Igalia - Free Software Engineering

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