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- Subject: Re: Lua OS
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:05:04 +0200
On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 8:55 AM, Rena <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Well, Lua is not terribly useful (for my purposes, at least) without
> some C libraries to make various system calls accessible. Even the
> standard libraries are written in C.
With LuaJIT, have a look at Justin Cormack's ljsyscall - if you're
building on a Linux kernel.
> So I guess there's some truth to
> that; it's just silly to build everything out of steel instead of
> using concrete...
Ah, and it turns out that steel isn't perfect either, it's too bendy.
The C-is-steel misconception encourages people to think that you
automatically get robust fast small code from C. The number of bugs
and security breaches over the last 30 years is a refuation of this by