Lua Fun provides a set of more than 50 programming primitives typically
even Lisp. High-order functions such as
zip, etc., make it easy to write simple and efficient functional code.
Let's see an example:
> -- Functional style > require "fun" () > -- calculate sum(x for x^2 in 1..n) > n = 100 > print(reduce(operator.add, 0, map(function(x) return x^2 end, range(n)))) 328350 > -- Object-oriented style > local fun = require "fun" > -- calculate sum(x for x^2 in 1..n) > print(fun.range(n):map(function(x) return x^2 end):reduce(operator.add, 0)) 328350
Lua Fun takes full advantage of the innovative tracing JIT compiler
to achieve transcendental performance on nested functional expressions.
Functional compositions and high-order functions can be translated into
efficient machine code. Can you believe it? Just try to run the example
luajit -jdump and see what happens:
-- skip some initilization code -- ->LOOP: 0bcaffd0 movaps xmm5, xmm7 0bcaffd3 movaps xmm7, xmm1 0bcaffd6 addsd xmm7, xmm5 0bcaffda ucomisd xmm7, xmm0 0bcaffde jnb 0x0bca0024 ->5 0bcaffe4 movaps xmm5, xmm7 0bcaffe7 mulsd xmm5, xmm5 0bcaffeb addsd xmm6, xmm5 0bcaffef jmp 0x0bcaffd0 ->LOOP ---- TRACE 1 stop -> loop
The functional chain above was translated by LuaJIT to (!) one machine loop containing just 10 CPU assembly instructions without CALL. Unbelievable!
Readable? Efficient? Can your Python/Ruby/V8 do better?
Lua Fun is in an early alpha stage. The library fully [documented] Documentation and covered with unit tests.
This is master (development) branch. API may be changed without any special
notice. Please use stable branch for your production deployments.
If you still want to use master, please don't forget to grep
for Incompatible API changes message. Thanks!
Please check out documentation for more information.
Lua Fun is distributed under the MIT/X11 License - (same as Lua and LuaJIT).
The library was written to use with Tarantool - an efficient in-memory store and an asynchronous Lua application server.
Please "Star" the project on GitHub to help it to survive! Thanks!
Lua Fun. Simple, Efficient and Functional. In Lua. With JIT.