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On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 7:31 AM, Roberto Ierusalimschy
<> wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 8:33 PM, Tom N Harris <> wrote:
>> > On Monday, September 02, 2013 03:14:08 PM Emil Renner Berthing wrote:
>> >> +LUA_API void  (lua_setstatedata) (lua_State *L, void *sd);
>> >> +LUA_API void *(lua_getstatedata) (lua_State *L);
>> >
>> > What's the problem with storing a lightuserdata in the registry?
>> Performance, mostly. That's a table lookup worth of overhead for every
>> function that needs to fetch it. A C function accessing a field in the
>> lua_State is substantially faster.
> Did you benchmark it for any real case (that is, a case that will waste
> some time doing something useful with the retrieved pointer)?
> -- Roberto

Actually I DO store a lightuserdata in the registry in my own code.
It's not performance-critical at all. I was only reflecting the OP's

/s/ Adam