The OP explains that in his posts… it’s a PhD project to do with constructing VMs. The Lua-like parts of the project are derived directly from LuaJIT, not Lua.
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it isn’t strictly targeting Lua at all… you really do need to treat Lua and LuaJIT as two completely different ecosystems, with different numbering systems, too.
think there are lots of people who think of them as still being closely related and effectively interchangeable, because they both have “Lua” in their name.
So it might help to think of this project as “targeting LuaJIT 2” and not as “targeting Lua 5.1”, with the hope that if it works out well, it might be possible and useful to port it to Lua 5.4 at some point.
On 13 May 2023, at 14:24, Mark Volkmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Can you share the reasons why it targets Lua 5.1 instead of the latest version?