Re: [textadept] LuaJIT and Windows

From: steve donovan <>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:50:17 +0200

On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 3:35 PM, Robert <> wrote:
> There is likely not much in Textadept that benefits significantly from
> LuaJIT but maybe the recently introduced foreign function interface
> [1] could provide an easy way to get access to native Windows UI
> elements, like file open, that was talked about on the Lua mailing
> list.

Yes, it's very tempting, but a little C extension would be more portable.

Some people do feel strongly about native dialog boxes, especially the
file open/save, since they can share any customizations with the rest
of the system (e.g. 'favorites')

I agree that LuaJIT support is probably overkill (like driving a
Bugati to the shops) but Mike P takes compatibility with Lua 5.1 very
seriously, and would appreciate a reproducible case that failed to
work properly.

steve d.
Received on Thu 31 Mar 2011 - 03:50:17 EDT

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