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- Subject: RE: ANN: LuaState (A C++ Lua Wrapper and enhanced Lua 4.1 Distribution)
- From: "Joshua Jensen" <jjensen@...>
- Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 09:35:03 -0700
> >New String Formatting Enhancements ==================================
> >format has been extended with the following control types.
> The use of
> >these control types makes it easy to write binary file
> formats to disk.
> Nice, but how do you read them back?
I knew there was a new part of the library that was missing! The
distribution I released is the result of several separate modified Lua
4.1 Alpha internal distributions I made for various pet projects. I
kept thinking something wasn't there, and that is it.
I'll be sure to put it in when I release the LuaState distribution
updated for Lua 4.1 Work Beta (which I got compiling last night,
although some of the macros in 4.1 Work Beta did have to change to
compile under VC++6, as mentioned in previous postings).
> I think this functionality would be better in a separate
> library, perhaps along the lines of Perl's pack/unpack.
Separate library or not, it was the largest outstanding Lua
functionality missing in a tools path, where Lua data scripts are
converted to compact binary forms for in-application use. Does Perl's
pack/unpack do the same thing, or is it more along the lines of Lua's?
> John Belmonte, in a posting of 6 Feb, mentioned that he was
> working in a library like that. (The alignment problem he
> mentioned is now corrected.) --lhf
Hey, John, what has become of your library?