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> Apologies for a lazy question, I have not done my own homework.
> I've got a large file  (3M entries, 250 MB) with data.
> Each entry is one line with a small Lua table:
> { foo = 1; bar = 2; baz = 'text' };
> (Actually, there are two different entry formats, but that does not matter.)
> I need to load this data fast enough. (Faster than several hours that
> my original loader runs on LJ2, and it still had not stopped.)
> So, if you know an implementation than ad-hoc unoptimized one below,
> please share.

I'm almost sure I'm missing something here, but since each line is a table, is
there anything wrong with this?

local load_huge_table_list = function (filename)
  local f = assert(
  local s = "return {" .. f:read"*a" .. "}"
  return assert(loadstring(s))()


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Luis Carvalho (Kozure)
lua -e 'print(((""):gsub("(%u+%.)","")))'