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Date sent:      	Mon, 19 Jun 2000 10:48:52 -0300 (EST)
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From:           	Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <>
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Subject:        	Re: Lua on DOS with 8086

> >From  Mon Jun 19 10:24:38 2000
> >From:
> >
> >I own a little HP200LX Organizer with DOS on it.
> I feel that 16-bit environments are a nice niche for Lua, especially
> because Lua is small (and can be made smaller, see LTN1), and the
> competition (perl, python) is bloated. :-)
> I'd like to see Lua running on a Palm Pilot.
> >Would it be possible to compile Lua for such a NOT 32 bit machine? 
> It should be possible, if you have an ANSI C compiler for it. Do you?
> If your compiler is 100% ANSI, then no changes should be required in the code.
> Actually, we're looking for an ANSI C compiler that has 16-bit ints so that
> we can test Lua 4.0.
> I tried Turbo C 2.0, but it's not really ANSI.
> I also tried Watcom C for DOS, but its preprocessor is not ANSI, and breaks
> the tests we do in llimits.h.
> Does anyone have a suggestion?
> --lhf

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