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- Subject: Re: Dogfood released; an alternative for creating 'self running' Lua programs
- From: lyiriyah <oscar.wittamsnangle@...>
- Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2020 18:05:49 +0000 (UTC)
Sounds really cool man, and I rate Manjaro!
7 Aug 2020 18:46:28 Jasper Klein <email@example.com>:
> Op vrijdag 7 augustus 2020 14:11:02 CEST schreef Marc Balmer:
>> Attached is my approach (in Lua land, everyone creates his own batteries...)
> Your solution is much simpler than I've made with dogfood but luacc has less features . ;-)
> Yes, there are many others.
> I like the srlua concept and after studying it, I got the idea for dogfood and decided to make it.
>> Requires a C compiler. Tested on macOS only....
> Once dogfood is build, it doesn't require a compiler to build self contained Lua executables which is an advantage on platforms such as Windows.
> On Github I found multiple projects, like luastatic, that build Lua executables in more or less the same way als luacc, by outputting C code that has to be compiled to have a self contained Lua executable.
> The resulting executable will launch faster by avoiding opening itself as a file and reading/seeking for the Lua parts as dogfood and srlua do.
> But on the other hand, when speed is really needed, Lua wouldn't probably be the right choice.
> Dogfood was tested on Windows and Linux (Manjaro), but not on macOS. :-)
> -- Jasper