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- Subject: Re: J2ME Implementation of Lua?
- From: David Given <dg@...>
- Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2008 22:44:28 +0100
Jeremy Irish wrote:
> The challenge is that Lua doesn't have a "real" port to Java. There have been some attempts at porting Lua to Java before (LuaJava, Kahlua, etc.) or at least attempts at providing an interop, but we're interested in a full port of Lua to Java. Is there any interest in the broader community to use Lua in a J2ME or Java environment?
Do you want it to run *on* Java (so the interpreter is written in Java),
or do you want it to run *with* Java (so the interpreter is written in C
with bridge methods to allow you to call it from Java)? It shouldn't
make a difference to the API either way.
Personally, I'd quite like something rather different: a Lua *compiler*
that generates Java source code. On a lot of the platforms I develop for
(GWT, Android) I'm basically stuck with Java, which while it does have
some nice features, doesn't really have the nice features I want...
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