love.data

Available since LÖVE 0.11.0
This module is not supported in earlier versions.

Provides functionality for creating and transforming data.

Types

ByteData Data object containing arbitrary bytes in an contiguous memory. Added since 11.0
Data The superclass of all data.

Functions

love.data.compress Compresses a string or data using a specific compression algorithm. Added since 11.0
love.data.decode Decode Data or a string from any of the EncodeFormats to Data or string. Added since 11.0
love.data.decompress Decompresses a CompressedData or previously compressed string or Data object. Added since 11.0
love.data.encode Encode Data or a string to a Data or string in one of the EncodeFormats. Added since 11.0
love.data.getPackedSize Gets the size in bytes that a given format used with love.data.pack will use. Added since 11.0
love.data.hash Compute message digest using specific hash algorithm. Added since 11.0
love.data.newByteData Creates a new Data object containing arbitrary bytes. Added since 11.0
love.data.newDataView Creates a new Data referencing a subsection of an existing Data object. Added since 11.0
love.data.pack Packs (serializes) simple Lua values. Added since 11.0
love.data.unpack Unpacks (deserializes) a byte-string or Data into simple Lua values. Added since 11.0

Enums

ContainerType Return type of data-returning functions. Added since 11.0
EncodeFormat Encoding format used to encode or decode data. Added since 11.0
HashFunction Hash algorithm of hash function. Added since 11.0

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