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On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 8:33 AM, steve donovan
<> wrote:
> And that's to embed the source directly in a C file, as a properly
> escaped multiline C string, which is then loaded.

And, due to popular demand, a simple script for converting a Lua
module into a loadable C module.

foo.c is the result of 'lua2c foo', with foo.lua looking like this:

module 'foo'

function answer()
	return 42

However, there is a problem when the module starts 'module(...)' since
luaL_loadstring does not compile the chunk correctly for this case.

I tested this on ml.lua, which is about 782 lines; lua2c strips
comments and leading space, so the final output is about 500 lines.
The compiled C extension is a bit smaller than the original Lua file;
another comparison is that it's a 18K dll versus 23K .luac file.

To test packages, I put ml.lua in a directory libs, and then said
'lua2c', which resulted in libs_ml.c in the current directory,
and libs/ml.dll.

This should work fine for Lua 5.2 as well

And there's always yet another method; use squsih/soar to get all your
Lua files into one archive, and glue that to a Lua executable with
srlua.  (that's basically the rationale behind LuaBuild)

steve d.