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- Subject: Re: Drawing the line between speed and simplicity/elegance
- From: Rena <hyperhacker@...>
- Date: Sat, 9 May 2015 17:17:55 -0400
On Sat, May 9, 2015 at 1:01 PM, Roberto Ierusalimschy
>> Using the C API will make LuaJIT's performance bottom out. If you're
>> worried about performance across VMs, stick to pure Lua.
> That is not a valid advice across VMs. C code is much faster than
> (non-JIT) Lua code. So, not using the C API will hurt Lua performance.
> -- Roberto
But Lua also has some overhead with calling into C, doesn't it? So
some common operations are faster in pure Lua than in C? I'm sure I've
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