marshalling data structures between perl <-> php <-> python
skip at pobox.com
Fri Dec 21 09:16:27 EST 2001
Tripp> aside from using XML-RPC, what python module can i use to
Tripp> marshall data structures (possibly a combination of lists,
Tripp> dictionaries, and scalars of ints, floats, ascii strings, and
Tripp> null values) between these three languages? i prefer a compact,
Tripp> common binary format rather than XML.
Dunno about "common", but there is a Python version of marshal that Guido
wrote for JPython. You could translate that to Perl and PHP. I have a copy
lying about if you need it.
XML-RPC streams could also be compressed using zlib and the equivalent
libraries on Perl and PHP. That would make it both compact and binary. ;-)
Skip Montanaro (skip at pobox.com - http://www.mojam.com/)
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