Data Persistence

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Fri Jul 27 18:10:47 EDT 2018


I tried reading an "LSON" format, but it's not straight forward. It's easier to simply arrayDecode the LSON and work with the array. And since you can convert the array to a memory sqLite database and back again with my handy dandy handlers, everybody wins! 

Bob S


> On Jul 27, 2018, at 12:52 , Alex Tweedly via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> On 27/07/2018 20:17, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote:
> 
>> 
>> >  Using arrays intigues me, especially if I can just keep it in RAM (It
>> > is a small amount of data for sure).
>> 
>> One great thing about LC's built-in support for arrays is that it's built-in.
>> 
>> JSON has become used in so many other languages that we've forgotten why it was invented:  to serialize JavaScript objects as simply and efficiently as possible using features already built into the JavaScript interpreter.
>> 
>> LSON is that for us, as much a with-the-grain approach to data handling in LiveCode as JSON is for JavaScript.
> I just wish there was a human-readable, human-editable-in-a-text-editor variant of LSON :-)
> 
> Someday, when I have some spare time, ...
> 
> -- Alex.





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