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>From Sat Aug  7 15:37:39 1999
>From: Mike Goodey <>

>In my program I have some structures that can best be described as a main
>record and a set of subrecords. I am trying to model this as a lua table,
>using textual indices for the main record fields and numeric indices each
>giving another table representing the subrecord. However, each table is
>actually empty, using tag methods within the C code to actually evaluate
>the index and return the correct value.

could you give more details here?
are you using nil for what you call en empty table or are you using "{}"?
if you're only interested in the set of numeric indices, why not use "1"
to mark presence (and nil for absence)?