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On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 12:33 AM, steve donovan
<> wrote:
> On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 2:18 AM, Rena <> wrote:
>> How does lua_load() react if Lua was compiled without the ability to
>> compile code? Is there a reliable way to embed Lua code in a C
>> library?
> If you did retain the ability to compile code, then there is another
> option which is as portable as you wish it to be.
> And that's to embed the source directly in a C file, as a properly
> escaped multiline C string, which is then loaded.
> const char *code = \
> "function boo(x)\n" \
> " print(\"hello\",x)\n" \
> "end\n"
> I did this with winapi, for about a hundred lines of simple utility
> functions that would be tedious to code in C.  I don't know when one
> hits preprocessor limitations, however.
> If working with LuaJIT, then there's an option to compile Lua files as
> object files containing the bytecode, which can be directly linked
> with the project.
> steve d.

That's what I do now, but I wanted to remove the runtime dependency on
luac. A compile-time dependency shouldn't be a big deal, though it
might still be problematic if you're compiling for a different

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