Re: [code] [textadept] to JIT or not to JIT...

From: Gabriel Dubatti <>
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2017 10:45:35 -0300

Hi Mitchell,

El 03/03/2017 a las 10:34, Mitchell escribió:
> Hi Gabriel,
> On Fri, 3 Mar 2017, Gabriel Dubatti wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've always wondered why there are 2 TA versions for gui and 2 for
>> the curses.
>> I guess the JIT version should run faster but be "less compatible"
>> in some way.
>> I do not use the JIT version because I've never seen an impressive
>> speed up and to be in the safe side.
>> What version of Textadept are you running?
> I always use the non-JIT version.
>> Is there any valid reason to use the JIT or the non JIT version?
> One reason you might want to use the JIT version is if you want access
> to LuaJIT's FFI features.
>> Wouldn't be better to discard the JIT version and go to 64 bits
>> in the Windows version?
> Some time ago I asked the list if it was worth dropping the JIT
> version, but some people depend on it quite heavily. Since LuaJIT
> rarely changes, maintenance so far has been minimal.
>> Maybe I'm missing something completely.
> No, not at all. Very valid points you bring up. Do you have a
> particular need for 64-bits? Last time I checked (a couple of years
> ago) there were no pre-compiled 64-bit versions of GTK 2.24 for
> Windows. There was a 2.22 build that I experimented with, but 2.24 is
> needed. I suspect most of the work is going into GTK 3.x on Windows,
> sadly.
> Cheers,
> Mitchell

Thanks for answering, I was just curious about JIT.

I use the WIN32 version without any problems at work (WIN7) and the
linux version at home (32 and 64 bits).
I guess a WIN64 version could run faster on 64 bits machines (?) that's it.


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