Available since LÖVE 11.0
This function is not supported in earlier versions.

Packs (serializes) simple Lua values.

This function behaves the same as Lua 5.3's string.pack.



data = container, format, v1, ... )


ContainerType container
What type to return the encoded data as.
string format
A string determining how the values are packed. Follows the rules of Lua 5.3's string.pack format strings.
value v1
The first value (number, boolean, or string) to serialize.
value ...
Additional values to serialize.


value data
Data/string which contains the serialized data.


Packing integers with values greater than 2^53 is not supported, as Lua 5.1 cannot represent those values in its number type.

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