Developing a network protocol with Python

Irmen de Jong irmen.NOSPAM at
Wed Dec 14 01:40:03 CET 2005

Laszlo Zsolt Nagy wrote:

> I need to send Python objects too. They are too elaborate to convert 
> them to XML. (They are using cyclic weak references and other Python 
> specific stuff.) I can be sure that on both sides, there are Python 
> programs. Is there any advantage in using XML if I already need to send 
> Python objects? Those objects cannot be represented in XML, unless 
> pickled into a CDATA string.

Try Pyro
before rolling your own Python-specific protocol.


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