README for LuaJIT 1.1.8
LuaJIT 2.0 is available with much improved performance!
LuaJIT is a Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler for the Lua programming language.
Lua is a powerful, light-weight programming language designed for extending applications. Lua is also frequently used as a general-purpose, stand-alone language. More information about Lua can be found in the docs (see below) or at: http://www.lua.org/
LuaJIT 1.x is based on the Lua 5.1.x virtual machine and bytecode interpreter from lua.org. It compiles bytecode to native x86 (i386+) machine code to speed up the execution of Lua programs.
LuaJIT is Copyright (C) 2005-2012 Mike Pall. LuaJIT is free software, released under the MIT/X license.
Full documentation for LuaJIT is available in HTML format. Please point your favourite browser to:
Detailed installation instructions are here:
The original documentation for Lua has been included for convenience:
LuaJIT 1.1.8 is a heavily modified version of Lua 5.1.5. The unmodified Lua distribution is available at: