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- Subject: Re: Can someone sell Lua 5.2.0 to me please ?
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 16:51:14 +0200
On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 2:47 PM, Jeff Smith <email@example.com> wrote:
> 1) Improve speed of compilation to Lua byte code
> 2) Improve speed of execution of bytecode
> 5) Restoration of old Lua feature where it used to be Endianism agnostic
I suspect that 5 makes 2 harder...
> 4) Add the convenience construt of x += 123 (and other similar
> 6) I dont like long if else blocks, so a select case construct would have
> been nice IMHO.
Well, then MoonScript may satisfy you there, since it provides both.
For a slow CPU you would be translating MS to Lua on a bigger machine,
and probably can do the Lua bytecode compilation likewise (hence your
Although MS is Lua 5.1 based, I don't think it would be too difficult
to make it 5.2 compliant - and then it can use goto to provide a
The improvements to GC could be worth investigating for your CPU,
especially things like emergency garbage collection.