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Shallow- and deep-copy of table in Lua
function clone (t) -- deep-copy a table
if type(t) ~= "table" then return t end
local meta = getmetatable(t)
local target = {}
for k, v in pairs(t) do
if type(v) == "table" then
target[k] = clone(v)
else
target[k] = v
end
end
setmetatable(target, meta)
return target
end
function copy (t) -- shallow-copy a table
if type(t) ~= "table" then return t end
local meta = getmetatable(t)
local target = {}
for k, v in pairs(t) do target[k] = v end
setmetatable(target, meta)
return target
end
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