[Python-Dev] Re: Re: marshal / unmarshal

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Sun Apr 10 20:26:44 CEST 2005

Tim Peters wrote:

> marshal shouldn't be representing doubles as decimal strings to begin
> with.  All code for (de)serialing C doubles should go thru
> _PyFloat_Pack8() and _PyFloat_Unpack8().  cPickle (proto >= 1) and
> struct (std mode) already do; marshal is the oddball.

is changing the marshal format really the right thing to do at this


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