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On Wed, Apr 15, 2020 at 6:45 AM Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <> wrote:
Lua 5.4.0 (rc1) is now available for testing at

The checksums are
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This is the final version of Lua 5.4.0 (rc1).

The main changes in Lua 5.4.0 are listed at

An updated reference manual is included and also available at

The complete diffs from beta to rc1 are available at

A test suite is available at

To build Lua in a common Unix-like platform, just do
The Makefile will guess your platform using uname and build Lua for it.
We welcome feedback on this, which is new, especially more uname targets
with explicit rules and fixes for existing ones.

We also welcome feedback on the listings output by luac -l -l, because
luac has been rewritten to account for the new VM instructions.

All feedback welcome. Thanks.

A small patch to the mingw target would allow lua to build with the llvm-mingw compiler toolchain that I'm testing for windows. The llvm linker does not support linking directly against a dll. 

I've put the patch here: 

As usual, I'm quite late in the game but I thought I'd put it out there.