[luatex] Bytecode architecture-independence

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Nov 19 19:15:26 CET 2009

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently read in another thread that one difference between texlua and
> stock lua is that bytecode is architecture-independent with texlua.
> Just to be sure, does it mean one can compile something with texluac and
> then distribute the compiled file, and expect it to be correctly
> executed by texlua on all platforms?

Yes (if your receiver has an approximately correct luatex version,
otherwise you can get runtime errors due to inferface changes)

> If so, since which version of LuaTeX (I seem to remember that it has not
> been always true)?

Since version 0.38.0

Best wishes,

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