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Tuesday, April 19, 2005, 9:19:03 PM, Ben Sunshine-Hill wrote:

> 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.

Ben is modest; his pluto is very nice. Here are some wiki pages to