Best method for updating pickled data objects?

Rupert Scammell rupe at metro.yak.net
Fri Jul 6 21:44:46 CEST 2001


Neil Schemenauer <nas at python.ca> wrote in message news:<mailman.994365490.28604.python-list at python.org>...
> Rupert Scammell wrote:
> > Deleting and recreating the pickle file, then writing out the data
> > object from memory each time seems horribly inefficient to me
> > (especially for large data objects). There's got to be a better way to
> > do this.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> 
> You want ZODB:
> 
>     http://www.amk.ca/zodb/
> 
> Its sounds complicated and scary but its really easy to use.
> 
>   Neil

Thanks for your help Neil.  ZODB looks like an elegant solution to
this problem, and appears to have some nice extra features to boot. 
The semi-intelligent caching of dirty objects back to disk is
especially useful.  Once again, Andrew saves the day!

--- Rupert



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