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It's clearly so people can make youtube videos of Lua compiling in a
1990 version of Turbo C :D

On Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 2:15 AM, Rena <> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 2:54 AM, steve donovan <>
> wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 8:14 AM, Coda Highland <>
>> wrote:
>> > I mean, if we wanted to start a religious war, try suggesting that Lua
>> > should be written in C++ instead of C89 and see where THAT goes. ;)
>> Absolutely!  We have enough of a frothy when suggesting C99 ;)  But
>> (and this is important) Lua does _build_ with C++ and can use proper
>> exception handling rather than that weird hack called longjmp.
>> At least, we're not discussing editors.  That gets out of control
>> really quickly!
> I hate to ask, but now I'm curious... why *doesn't* Lua use C99? Is it
> because of Microsoft compilers not supporting it well, or are there other
> reasons?
> --
> Sent from my Game Boy.