Sending binary pickled data through TCP

David Hirschfield davidh at
Fri Oct 13 20:20:12 CEST 2006

I'm using cPickle already. I need to be able to pickle pretty 
arbitrarily complex python data structures, so I can't use marshal.
I'm guessing that cPickle is the best choice, but if someone has a 
faster pickling-like module, I'd love to know about it.


Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> David Hirschfield wrote:
>> Are there any existing python modules that do the equivalent of pickling 
>> on arbitrary python data, but do it a lot faster? I wasn't aware of any 
>> that are as easy to use as pickle, or don't require implementing them 
>> myself, which is not something I have time for.
> cPickle is faster than pickle.  marshal is faster than cPickle, but only 
> supports certain code object types.
> </F>

mediocre nebula.

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