binary alternative to pickle?

Erik Max Francis max at
Wed Jul 28 00:04:14 CEST 2004

Darren Dale wrote:

> I think I must have overlooked some utility. In Matlab, you can save
> some or all existing variables into a binary file, which loads very
> quickly. Is it possible to do the same with Python? Ive looked at
> cPickle, which is really slow, and marshal claims that my objects are
> unmarshable. Are there other alternatives to save work in progress?

Use cPickle with one of the latest protocol versions.

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