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- Subject: Re: Lua 5.1-5.3 serialization library
- From: Hisham <h@...>
- Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:36:00 -0200
On 14 January 2015 at 12:34, Timm S. Mueller
> On Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:08:31 +0100
> Philipp Janda <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Am 14.01.2015 um 13:51 schröbte Timm S. Mueller:
>> > Hi,
>> > before I'm starting to write my own, I'm looking for a serialization
>> > and deserialization library. Requirements:
>> > - must cover Lua 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and LuaJIT
>> > - in the MIT/BSD/CC/PD license department
>> > - must cover cyclic references and binary data
>> > - preferrably written in C for performance, Lua would be fine also
>> > - should only use official Lua APIs, no outside dependencies, no state
>> > internals
>> > - The transport format should be legal Lua, but this isn't strictly a
>> > requirement and may be sacrificed if the result can be transported,
>> > preferrably also between different architectures and Lua versions. I'm
>> > not objecting to using JSON format either.
>> > Not required: Userdata, metatables, functions and upvalues. A small
>> > footprint and the ability to operate on a writer/readers would be nice.
>> > Any ideas, recommendations?
>> Have you ruled out those?
> Not all, I'm still working through that list, but I found not a single
> mention of 5.2, and 5.3 was only recently released. Many entries depend
> on old versions, do write to a file, miss handling for cyclic
> references. Eris and Pluto are ruled out for version specificy and
> looking into state internals. Data Dumper and Serpent are close to my
> requirements, but there may be others which I am not aware of or
> achieve the same in C or use JSON as a transport format, for example.
Make sure to let us know the results of your research, and once you
pick your favorite, mark it as "endorsed" at:
In the "serialization" tag, Serpent is currently the most endorsed: