[cfe-dev] alternate clang driver

Miles Bader miles at gnu.org
Tue Oct 25 23:38:27 PDT 2011

Konstantin Tokarev <annulen at yandex.ru>
> 22.10.2011, 01:47, "David Chisnall":
>> Adding a dependency on Python (or Lua, or what other buzzword
> scripting language that you favour this week) for invoking an
> [Objective-]C[++] compiler seems to redefine overkill.
> To the defense of Lua, well-written Lua code is almost as fast as C
> without any JIT, and original interpreter is an executable sized under
> 200K.

Agreed; Lua is quite suitable for this of task, much more so than many
other scripting languages.  It's very fast, very small, and very

[Indeed, the Lua source is small enough (and liberally licensed
enough) that it be perfectly reasonable to have a copy of Lua in the
clang source tree to avoid an additional dependency...]


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