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May 10, 2012, 6:21 AM
Post #1 of 1
cpython (merge 3.2 -> default): Removed outdated statement about pickle's and marshal's relative performance.
user: Antoine Pitrou <solipsis [at] pitrou>
date: Thu May 10 15:18:40 2012 +0200
Removed outdated statement about pickle's and marshal's relative performance.
Doc/faq/library.rst | 8 --------
1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Doc/faq/library.rst b/Doc/faq/library.rst
@@ -805,14 +805,6 @@
:mod:`shelve` library module uses pickle and (g)dbm to create persistent
mappings containing arbitrary Python objects.
-A more awkward way of doing things is to use pickle's little sister, marshal.
-The :mod:`marshal` module provides very fast ways to store noncircular basic
-Python types to files and strings, and back again. Although marshal does not do
-fancy things like store instances or handle shared references properly, it does
-run extremely fast. For example loading a half megabyte of data may take less
-than a third of a second. This often beats doing something more complex and
-general such as using gdbm with pickle/shelve.
Mathematics and Numerics
Repository URL: http://hg.python.org/cpython