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I'm trying to load a table from a string, using loadstring(). This works alright, but I'm somewhat unsure about the proper syntax for the table...

To load the table, I do the following:

local aContent = aFile:read( "*all" )
local aChunk, aStatus = loadstring( "return " .. aContent )
local aTable = aChunk()

But if I use the following construct:

	"669" = "audio/x-mod"

... loadstring() fails with the following exception:

[string \"return {...\"]:2: `}' expected (to close `{' at line 1) near `='

If I use the more formal bracket notation:

	[ "669" ] = "audio/x-mod"

... everything works fine.

What gives?

For the record I'm using lua-5.1-work5.



PA, Onnay Equitursay