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- Subject: Re: table.copy
- From: Mark Hamburg <mhamburg@...>
- Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 15:40:58 -0700
on 6/25/03 3:19 PM, Tom Spilman at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> An example is: How is table recursion handled? The way you want to deal
>> this is application dependant.
> Wouldn't general consensus be to recursively make copies of nested
> tables or just take a reference to them?
Actually, my standard definition would be to do a shallow copy.
A shallow copy seems useful because doing it in the library could access the
underlying data structures to do it a lot faster than iterating over the
table and building a new table.
A deep copy if one wanted one could be built in Lua code on top of a fast