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- Subject: Re: Does lua optimize the collection of "anonymous" tables?
- From: Miles Bader <miles@...>
- Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:00:48 +0900
William Ahern <william@25thandClement.com> writes:
> The stock Lua VM is exceptionally fast as-is. In the Lua
> community everybody perceives stock Lua as slow relative to LuaJIT. But
> stock Lua is many times faster than Perl, Python, Ruby and other similar
Even the perception that it's "slow relative to LuaJIT" is a bit
misguided... LuaJIT offers a very nice speedup for certain types of
operations, but this doesn't always result in the whole program being
much faster... many things, LuaJIT just can't optimize all that well.
[This is especially true if you're trying to be portable; getting the
ultimate speed out of LuaJIT often involves writing LuaJIT code, not Lua
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