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- Subject: Re: [ANN] First release of Ravi (alpha 0.1)
- From: Dirk Laurie <dirk.laurie@...>
- Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 08:23:21 +0200
2015-04-09 6:38 GMT+02:00 Petri Häkkinen <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Are you aware of Terra? It's a Lua descendant with static typing,
> pointers, FFI, very nice metaprogramming features and
> JIT compilation using LLVM. Maybe worth to peek how it's done.
I was not aware of Terra, so I tried it.
More precisely, it's a LuaJIT descendant, which stays up to date
by downloading its own copy of the LuaJIT sources. One needs
clang-3.5 and llvm, both of which were not part of my current setup.
The Linux binary download is 36MB. I think it is safe to say that
Ravi takes a more lightweight approach. On the other hand, Ravi
has only a Windows version, so I have not tried it at all.