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A library to encode/decode luabins serialized data in python

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A simple python library for encoding and decoding luabins formatted serialized data.


def decode_luabins(stream: BytesIO) -> List[Any]

Given a file-like object (here BytesIO, but a raw file pointer should work as well), this will return the list of values decoded from the file.

def encode_luabins(values: List[Any]) -> bytes

Given a set of values, it will serialize them to bytes in the luabins format.

Supported types are:

  • String
  • Int
  • Float
  • Dict
  • List
  • None
  • Bool


In lua, arrays and maps have the same underlying representation, whereas in python, they're differentiated more. This means that you can serialize a list, but it will deserialize to a dict, where the keys are the original indexes, and there is some potential for weirdness there.

I believe this library supports the full scope of the lua data model, so this mostly crops up if you try to do some weird python stuff.

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