Saturday, February 16, 2008

Tiny Lua Distribution

REACT! 
Lua 5.1.3 has been finally released. I downloaded the binaries from LuaBinaries only to discover that the Windows version has been compiled with Microsoft Visual C++. That means that one would now need to carry along three files instead of one: the lua interpreter, and lua51.dll and the runtime library for Visual C++ (msvcr80.dll)!

I recompiled the source code of Lua with Dev-C++ and now only one file is needed, just like the Linux version! I also compressed the two versions with UPX so that each one of them is around 65KB. You can download these two tiny interpreters from here.

2 comments:

  1. well, it totaly deppends how it is builded in VC++

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  2. Probably you are right but anyway I don´t have Visual C++. I have no problem with the Visual Studio series of Microsoft by the way. In fact I like VB a lot and I used it in the past. If I compiled it like you say so that it is just one file, would it include the whole msvcr80.dll (meaning that it will be quite big)?

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