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What are the differences between Lua and Squirell??

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Can someone list some of the key differences between Squirell and Lua? I know Squirell is based on Lua and very similar, but what are the key differences in terms of the underpinnings, GC, and language constructs?

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Take a look at this post(http://www.gamedev.net/community/forums/topic.asp?topic_id=230021&PageSize=25&WhichPage=2
on the second page) I answer this question.

Plus Squirrel 1.1 will add weak assignment and proper classes/inheritance.

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Alberto


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HI, fagiano,

I have read your post on the difference between Lua and Squirrel, and you mentioned that you use reference counting(RC) to recycle garbages. Also, you can call GC if needed explicitly. But why bother to present two sets of algorithms in it? Just curious.

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Reference counting helps spread the cost of memory deallocation out across time, potentially making performance more predictable. However garbage collection helps with cyclic references that might be hard to deallocate using reference counting alone.

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