Happy Days: A fully native Windows Build of LuaTeX using Visual Studio

Well, today I finally achieved my ambition to build LuaTeX using Visual Studio. It took me about 25 hours of my evenings to do it but at long last I can now step through the code with a nice visual debugger to begin to understand more about this marvellous TeX engine. It wasn’t trivial but neither was it quite as complex as I’d feared. Simply Happy Days! Here’s a screenshot of it in action.