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On 4/19/05, Rici Lake <> wrote:
> No doubt a number of people will
> now propose their favourites :)

IMHO, one has to take a toolbox approach. For the simple case the OP
suggests of an associative table, where both keys and values are
always strings, the problem is perhaps best solved by either a flat,
delineated-field file, or by the dbm-based persistent table library
I've seen mentioned around here. For more involved cases with complex
and possibly exotic connectivity, you'll probably want lper, pluto, or
a native-lua pickling approach.