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- Subject: Re: Lua source code
- From: Steve Heller <steve@...>
- Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 04:25:56 -0600
On Mon, 03 Mar 2008 10:15:24 GMT, Gavin Wraith <email@example.com>
>In message <F0F59F8A-C83D-4076-947A-1CF321DFF4A0@dnainternet.net> you wrote:
>> What could be useful, though, would be a completely separate
>> "walkthrough" of the source, a narrative tour of Luaville. This
>> reminds me of the "ZX Spectrum Complete Disassembly" book of the 80's,
>> where the whole 16K of ROM assembly was narrated, telling exactly what
>> every bit does (and listing bugs found ;). Such a commentary could be
>> done by others than the authors.
>> It only makes sense when the code base isn't changing much.
>I think that is a brilliant idea. There was a Complete Disassembly
>book of the Acorn BBC B micro, too.
I would greatly appreciate something like this too. I find the source
code very hard to understand. Of course, that may be because I'm a C++
programmer and have gotten out of practice reading C idioms, but I'm
sure such a "tour" would be a great help in any event.