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Hi All,

I've been working on a simple serialization module (yes, I carefully
reviewed the implementations listed here and came across an issue
with math.huge. tostring(math.huge) returns "1.#INF", but this value
isn't interpreted as a valid number (when I'm loading the generated
string with loadstring). It seems like these values (+/-math.huge)
need to be treated as special cases, but I don't see this logic in any
of the modules I reviewed (including those that aim to provide a
complete serialization solution).

A simple test using serialize.lua from metalua:

require "serialize"
local s = serialize {[math.huge] = -math.huge}
local _, err = loadstring(s)
print(s, err)

This outputs:

return { [1.#INF] = -1.#INF }   [string "return { [1.#INF] = -1.#INF
}"]:1: ']' expected near '#'

Does this indeed need to be handled as a special case, or am I missing
some simple solution?

Paul (