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- Subject: Re: luaffi/luaffi question: Calling c function ptr possible?
- From: Björn Kalkbrenner <terminar@...>
- Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2015 11:29:42 +0200
On 10.07.2015 19:07, Tom N Harris wrote:
Using FFI here seems like driving a finishing nail with a sledgehammer. Were
you aware of the native winapi bindings?
Yes but they are very specific. I can't just map windows dll's and
FFI isn't just an extra dependency for you to carry, it's also very, very slow
unless you're using LuaJIT.
This is just a point of view. Considering my requirement (not my choice)
i can rewrite the sentence:
"When using FFI it's the only dependency i have to carry, even if's very
Sometimes speed is not a problem if slow things are used wisely. One the
requirement are: only recompile "the core" if it's mandatory.
Lua with LuaFFI seems to solve all of the requirements.
Anyway, thank you for the information about winapi and the example for
the lightuserdata! I will think about that :)