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On 4 March 2017 at 08:36, Alex Larsen <> wrote:
> LuaJIT does not support 5.3 and given the fact that the project has been
> pretty dead recently I don't think it ever will. This sucks because I really
> like 5.3 but the performance of PUC-Rio's implementation is really terrible
> compared to LuaJIT.

LuaJIT is pretty alive - you need to follow stuff on GitHub. However,
if you want LuaJIT for 5.3, I am not sure that will ever happen.

> Will Lua 5.3 ever get a JIT compiler? It's been about 2 years since it's
> release yet nothing.

Well there is Ravi ( which I
am building. There is also a new initiative from IBM
( But neither of these
will match LuaJIT.