serializable object references

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Sun Apr 22 16:23:35 CEST 2007

En Sun, 22 Apr 2007 08:07:27 -0300, Martin Drautzburg  
<Martin.Drautzburg at> escribió:

> Is it possible to convert an object into a string that identifies the
> object in a way, so it can later be looked up by this string.
> Technically this should be possible, because things like
> <__main__.Foo instance at 0xb7cfb6ac>
> say everything about an object. But how can I look up the real object,
> when I only have this string?
> I know such a thing can be achieved with a dictionary that holds
> reference-object pairs. Is there another way?

Without further information, this would be the way.
What do you want to achieve? Maybe you are looking for the pickle module.

Gabriel Genellina

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