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Francesco Abbate <> writes:
> In my point of view the FFI interface is so much interesting that it
> would be a benefit for Lua, as a programming language, to adopt it as
> a standard library.

The FFI interface is not a good fit for ordinary Lua, because it's too
dynamic (too much stuff happens at runtime), and as a result, too slow.
In LuaJIT, this isn't an issue because LuaJIT can compile everything at
runtime, but Lua can't do that.

> A pure Lua FFI implementation already exists

"LuaFFI" is not pure Lua, and is not portable (it has CPU-dependent
parts).  That makes it a poor choice (in addition to the problems I
mentioned above) for anybody desiring the good portability of Lua.


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