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As some of you may have heard, I'm having great fun porting nodeJS to luajit. <>

While working on the C bindings for libuv, I was told by a coworker who has used luajit that I should be using the ffi module instead of writing manual C bindings.

His reasoning (and repeated by Mike in the FFI docs) is that the jit can better optimize ffi calls than raw C bound calls since it know what they will be doing.

My problem is I'm binding to a library that's part of my binary.  It's not ever compiled as a shared object that I can dlopen.  Is it possible to use the ffi module to open symbols on my own running binary?

If this is possible, and it would indeed be faster, how would I go about trying this?

-Tim Caswell