Skip to Content
10-22-2010 @ 8:02PM
My Lua specifics aren't as strong as other languages, but I rather believe that it's very similar to Python in that you have a binary form which is the operations to be interpreted by the engine. When an addon loads its .lua files, it effectively compiles said file in-memory into the same binary form. They're both still interpreted (and have some metadata like line numbers and variable names embedded within, as I've had plenty of lua errors from within blizzard ui code) as a bytecode of some sort.If I liked Lua more as a language I'd consider delving into the spec, but Java and Python are plenty for me ;)
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.