pickle vs .pyc

Hrvoje Niksic hniksic at srce.hr
Wed Jun 2 16:46:49 EDT 1999

Michael Vezie <mlv at pobox.com> writes:

> from cache import fast,slow
> and it's right there.  It's compiled, and seems really fast (loading
> a 50k file in .12 seconds).

I understand that .pyc files use marshal.  Maybe this is simply a
matter of marshal being faster than cPickle?  Have you tried using
marshal directly?

(It makes sense for pickling to be slower than marshaling because it
does more; for example, it takes care about recursive relationships
and such.)

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