[Python-Dev] Pickling in XML format

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
08 Aug 2002 09:05:10 +0200

Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> writes:

> That doesn't belong in the pickle module.  

Also, it doesn't belong in the core (right now). PyXML has the
xml.marshal package, which has a "generic" XML marshaller, and one
that generates WDDX. There are a few users of WDDX, but nobody has
ever asked to provide marshalling for arbitrary Python objects.

Contributions to this package are welcome (sf.net/projects/pyxml); if
such a module has existed for a couple of PyXML releases, we can tell
whether there is enough demand for it to be in the standard library
(which I doubt).