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On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 13:44, HyperHacker <> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 03:35, steve donovan <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 11:32 AM, TNHarris <> wrote:
>>> Partly because you're measuring table lookups. Alias math.floor and math.ceil to locals and the times I get go from 40% slower to just 25% slower.

>> That's the kind of thing that experienced people know and everyone
>> else needs to know, i.e. should go in the uFAQ under optimization
>> tips.

> Does math.ceil(x) in a loop seriously look up 'ceil' (and maybe even
> 'math') every time it's called? It's not smart enough to optimize that
> lookup out of a tight loop if nothing is changing it?

Of course not! That what LuaJIT2 is for! :-)

Plain Lua does not do (almost) any optimizations.