cgit-lua: to jit or not to jit
Jason A. Donenfeld
Jason at zx2c4.com
Tue Jan 14 03:22:29 CET 2014
On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 3:12 AM, Tim Hill <drtimhill at gmail.com> wrote:
> LuaJIT is currently compatible with Lua 5.1, not 5.2 or the upcoming 5.3, and my understanding is the LuaJIT project has now forked from mainstream Lua and will not be staying in sync with anything past 5.1, so I would expect over time the two to diverge.
AFAIK, LuaJIT supports 5.2 currently via the
-DLUAJIT_ENABLE_LUA52COMPA flag and mentions it here
http://luajit.org/extensions.html#lua52 . OTOH, their roadmap page
> As I've previously said, Lua 5.2 provides few tangible benefits.
> LuaJIT already includes the major new features, without breaking
> compatibility. Upgrading to be compatible with 5.2, just for the
> sake of a higher version number, is neither a priority nor a
> sensible move for most LuaJIT users.
So I'm not sure what to think.
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