[Python-Dev] Accepting PEP 3154 for 3.4?

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Nov 19 20:11:08 CET 2013

On Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:05:45 -0800
Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:

> So using an opcode for framing is out? (Sorry, I've lost track of the
> back-and-forth.)

It doesn't seem to bring anything, and it makes the overhead worse for
tiny pickles (since it will be two bytes at least, instead of one byte
with the current variable length encoding proposal).

If overhead doesn't matter, I'm fine with keeping a simple 8-bytes
frame size :-)



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