Don't want to serialize a variable of object

Iyer, Prasad C prasad.c.iyer at
Tue Oct 18 08:28:41 CEST 2005

I got a class which I need to serialize, except for couple of variable.

import cPickle as p
class Color:
    def __init__(self):
        print "hello world"
        self.somechar="this are the characters"
f=file('poem.txt', 'w')
p.dump(color, f)

How do I serialize the object color without serializing the x and
somechar variables?
Is there any modifier which prevents the variable from being serialized.

Another question:
	Is there a concept of private variables?

prasad chandrasekaran

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