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- Subject: No FP compile option for Lua? [was: upcoming changes in Lua 5.2]
- From: ramsdell@... (John D. Ramsdell)
- Date: 19 Feb 2008 11:09:01 -0500
For Lua 5.2, please consider adding compile time support for hardware
without floating point instructions. The patch to enable this support
is in the "Go Long Lua!" section in
I tested the patch under 5.1.3, and all is well.
An example of hardware without floating point instructions comes from
Xen. It provides a very lightweight virtual machine via Mini-OS.
This 32-bit operating system does not save and restore floating point
registers during a context switch, so you cannot use floating point