[Python-ideas] An idea for a new pickling tool

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 22:38:00 CEST 2009

On 2009-04-21 22:08, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 5:56 PM, Raymond Hettinger<python at rcn.com>  wrote:

>> Human readability/editability comes for free,
> How important is that though?

I've had to debug a number of pickle problems where answering "What's pulling in 
*that* object?" by a quick grep would have been really handy. pickletools.dis() 
goes part of the way, but a hierarchical text representation rather than 
bytecode would have been better.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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