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It was thus said that the Great Coda Highland once stated:
> That's rather outside the scope of Lua as an embeddable scripting
> language, not to mention it would have some terrible overhead for the
> most common use case of a single thread. 

  Measure it.

  Back in the mid-90s, some friends of mine worked at a company producing
commercial X servers, and their fastest server ran under QNX, which is (it's
still around) a pure message passing based operating system (you make system
calls by passing a message).  

  -spc (Rather fond of QNX ... )