Re: LuaJIT for Android

  • From: Fjölnir Ásgeirsson <fjolnir@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "luajit@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <luajit@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 08:59:46 +0900

I used LuaJIT for a game we made at work, and the route I took was to write all 
the code directly communicating with Lua in C (after having started out using 
luajava), and then just used swig to generate bindings on android(it ran on ios 
as well)

So yes, for a game you should definitely be using opensl/gl directly through 

Its a lot faster than going through luajava/jni for everything.

Best regards,
– Fjölnir

On 2012/08/20, at 1:59, Henk Boom <henk@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 19 August 2012 10:49, steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Craig Barnes <craigbarnes85@xxxxxxxxx> 
>> wrote:
>>> The LuaJIT FFI can't call into Java code, no. Something like LuaJava
>>> is required to translate/abstract all the Javaisms.
>> Exactly.  However, thereafter it gets easier since LJ uses reflection
>> to call Java code, so practically all the API is available without
>> further bindings.
>> More relevant to LuaJIT would be writing applications entirely at the
>> C level, where ffi would be useful & needed:
> Interesting, are there any advantages to using LuaJava over the NDK
> through the ffi? I would think that using e.g. OpenGL through the NDK
> would be more efficient due to less vm->vm data wrangling, is that
> right?
>    henk

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