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Re: AW: Convenient array & hash iterators & accessors

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:42:33 +0100

> Hence my suggestion for Lua, which doesn't have a GIL, as far as I can
>> find. Nor does it need manual reference-keeping like is needed with Python
>> or Perl. With Lua you can have as many evaluation environments as you want.
>> Instantiating them when crossing a certain API boundary to be used by the
>> library internals.
> I don't have direct experience with Lua, but have read/observed it for
> many years. This is something that I could get behind as an embedded
> *experimental* solution (to move "up" from lower-level C code), based on
> what I've read.

That would be the first step for any implementation, I take it -- we'd want
to evaluate the benefits to be had. If we agree to start experimenting with
Lua, the next step would be to create a high level design. Something I
might be able to spend time on.

@Julian, do you have a specific area of our code that would most benefit
from "moving 'up' from C"? Preferably some part of code that's currently
very much in flux?

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Received on 2015-03-13 13:43:05 CET

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