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This post is of interest only to the small intersection of the Lua
community and those interested in writing programs for genealogy.

GEDCOM is a 20-year old file format in which lines look like this:

0 @I10@ INDI
1 NAME John/Doe/

I.e. there is a level number, possibly a key in at-signs, a tag, and
data, which may be empty. In Lua, these two lines become

{ key="I10"; tag=INDI; data="";
  { tag="NAME"; data="John/Doe/"}

The package, designed to use `lua` as its user interface, currently
contains two files, which can be found at: