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On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 11:25 PM, Joshua Haberman <> wrote:
> Duncan Cross <duncan.cross <at>> writes:
>> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:47 PM, Mike Pall <mikelu-1001 <at>> wrote:
>> > I'm happy to announce that as of today the sponsorship program for
>> > the x64 port of LuaJIT 2.0 has reached it's goal to raise EUR 20,000.
>> > In fact it raised EUR 20,167 (approx. $ 28,839) in under six weeks!
>> >
>> > The generous contribution of EUR 8,000 by Google Inc. helped to
>> > close the final gap. My personal thanks go to Joshua Haberman,
>> > Chris DiBona, Cat Allman and Ellen Ko at Google! Please read more
>> > about their take on it at the official Google open source blog:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > A big thank you goes to all sponsors and in particular to Evan Wies
>> > of Athena CR for arranging the initial sponsorship and the matching
>> > program!
>> Great news!! Well done, Mike.
>> Also, I noticed this line from the blog:
>> "We use Lua internally at Google."
>> It would be very interesting to know a bit more about the kinds of
>> things they use it for.
> Hi Duncan,
> Our Lua usage isn't too widespread at the moment; it's really one
> infrastructure project in particular that uses Lua to allow
> user-defined functions to run within a tightly controlled container.
> Lua was the best choice, because of its low overhead, fast execution,
> and the ability to set limits on execution time.
> Unfortunately I cannot be more specific, since the project is not
> public.
> Josh

That was quick :) Thanks, Josh - I appreciate you can't divulge much
about an internal project, but even that much is still interesting.