[NTG-context] Ctx & Lua 5.3

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed May 28 13:47:59 CEST 2014


On 5/28/2014 11:26 AM, Procházka Lukáš Ing. - Pontex s. r. o. wrote:
> Hello,
>
> On Sun, 25 May 2014 18:33:59 +0200, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:
>
>> On 5/25/2014 1:33 PM, Lukáš Procházka wrote:
>>
>>> - Question: when is Ctx supposed to adopt Lua 5.3?
>>
>> It will take a while as
>>
>> - 5.3 it's not yet official
>> - then 5.3 needs to become stable
>> - we need to test implications of the new number system
>> - tests have shows it's a slightly slower
>>
>> Maybe there's nothing to gain from a move to 5.3, apart from keeping up
>> with general Lua. If we make the switch it will first be tested quite a
>> while in production before it leaves beta.
>
> OK.
>
> Did you think about Ctx be able to use more Lua versions?
>
> Similar like "--jit" forces LuaJIT instead of Lua;
> "--lua52" would force Lua 5.2 instead Lua 5.3+ once Lua 5.3+ is adopted
> into Ctx core (and supposing Ctx won't use any Lua 5.3+ extras).

unlikely ... i can think of more interesting things to do than spending 
the free time i've left to coding for multiple lua dialects, so if we 
move to 5.3 and i want to use its new features, 5.2 is no longer assumed 
and supported (one thing i can think of is bitwise operators)

Hans


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