Un/serialize functions?

Roman Suzi rnd at onego.ru
Tue Aug 6 19:02:30 CEST 2002


On Tue, 6 Aug 2002, Grant Edwards wrote:

>In article <c73a070e.0208052111.798f21d5 at posting.google.com>, d2002xx wrote:
>
>> Is it possible to serialize a complete function/method, and
>> unserialize without involving its source file?
>
>I've always been curious why converting a data structure into a
>system-independent representation is called "serializing". I've
>looked around on Google and haven't really found anything.
>Anybody know the etymology of "serializing" a data structure?

To me, "serialize" means build a representation of an object as a sequence of
bytes. Data structures could be were intricate and non-linear. Serializing
makes a contiguous sequence of bytes of them.


Sincerely yours, Roman Suzi
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