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>Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 20:25:04 -0700
>From: Steve Dekorte <>

Steve Dekorte <> wrote:
> I've seen this issue come up on a Python project - to use Python pickle
> format or XML. Parsing XML turned out to be slow and the XML formatted 
> data took up alot of space. I'd guess you'd find the same differences with
> Lua and XML. 

I forgot to mention - if you want to save and load complex Lua structures 
that you're modifying in Lua, you might want to check out Lua Pickle:

It even deals with data structures that have loops and cross references.