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- Subject: Re: Lua 5.2.0 (beta-rc1) not on mainframes ?
- From: Roberto Ierusalimschy <roberto@...>
- Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:50:44 -0300
> Is there a good reason why 5.2.0 uses is own "ctype" (ASCII
> apparently) and doesn't relay on standard functions/macros : isalpha,
> isgit ...
We thought EBCDIC was dead :)
> On my "box" an IBM's mainframe using EBCDIC encoding (z/OS v1r9)
> the building of Lua is OK but at execution whatever you input, Lua
> stdin:1: unexpected symbol near char(nnn)
Certainly Lua should work there. We will have to fix that. Many thanks
for the feedback. (I see two options: to give up its own ctype or
to fill it dynamically.)