LuaGarbage collector and weak tables


Syntax

  1. collectgarbage(gcrule [, gcdata]) -- collect garbage using gcrule
  2. setmetatable(tab, {__mode = weakmode}) -- set weak mode of tab to weakmode

Parameters

parameterdetails
gcrule & gcdataAction to gc (garbage collector): "stop" (stop collecting), "restart" (start collecting again), "collect" or nil (collect all garbage), "step" (do one collecting step), "count" (return count of used memory in KBs), "setpause" and data is number from 0% to 100% (set pause parameter of gc), "setstepmul" and data is number from 0% to 100 (set "stepmul" for gc).
weakmodeType of weak table: "k" (only weak keys), "v" (only weak values), "vk" (weak keys and values)