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Hi List,

I thought I'd throw this little lib over the wall in the hope that somebody finds it useful:

This is from the README:

Fast table serialization for Lua

require "marshal"


  s = table.marshal(t)      - serializes a table to a byte stream
  t = table.unmarshal(s)    - deserializes a byte stream to a table
  t = table.clone(orig)     - deep clone a table


Serializes tables, which may contain cycles, Lua functions with upvalues and basic data types.


Coroutines are not serialized and nor are userdata, however support
for userdata the __persist metatable hook can be used.

The top level object must be a table. Metatables and function environments are not serialized.

Cheers and happy new year.