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On 29-Nov-04, at 8:52 AM, Scott Morgan wrote:

The code comparison at the end was a little cheeky, having the input data as lua code, no wonder the lua program to parse it was shorter! :-)

Surely that is precisely the point, though? Lua was designed so that its native syntax is appropriate for configuration files.

 Perhaps using a CSV formatted file would have been fairer.

Personally, I'd prefer to specify data in Lua format than in a CSV file. :) Perhaps the people who use your software have a different syntactic bias, though.