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On 26 March 2014 18:59, Coda Highland <> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 2:45 PM, Tim Hill <> wrote:
>> The code generated has only one conditional branch … significant on a non super-scalar CPU.
>> Mostly of course these are techniques used in assembly language “poking through” into C.
> If we broaden the discussion to the greater Lua ecosystem as opposed
> to limiting our scope to PUC-Rio, this can be relevant even in a
> scripting language. An implementation such as LuaJIT (which I wouldn't
> be surprised to see pick up the new bitops even though it hasn't
> picked up many 5.2-isms)

Which 5.2-isms it did not pick up, apart from _ENV? (I mean of course
in the language itself; I understand the 5.2 C API was not picked up
at all.) As far as I remember, LuaJIT supports practically all of 5.2.

-- Hisham