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- Subject: Re: Lua table in a shared memory segment
- From: agentzh <agentzh@...>
- Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 12:37:48 +0800
On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 3:39 AM, Javier Guerra Giraldez
> On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 2:24 PM, Matthieu Tourne
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> But fundamentally a key value store is different than a table, and
>> can't store nested tables for instance.
> that's a limitation of the underlying rbtree, not of Lua.
> specifically, that it only stores strings and numbers.
And booleans too (but nothing else) :)
>> Would it be possible to memcpy the entire representation of Lua table
>> and store it in shared memory ?
> no. complex structures full of pointers don't survive a naive memcpy.
> you'd need some serialization step.
And it all boils down to the requirement for really fast serialization
and de-serialization methods :)