Writing Object Data to Disk

Bjoern Schliessmann usenet-mail-0306.20.chr0n0ss at spamgourmet.com
Sat Sep 22 11:16:09 CEST 2007

Amit Kumar Saha wrote:
> I have a Python class with data members, say:
> class Foo:
>     def __init__(self):
>         self.a=7
>         self.b[]={1,3,4}
This is invalid syntax.

> I would like to know if "Pickling" the class object is the only
> way of writing it to disk for persistent storage. 

It isn't. Every means of serialisation works, but pickling is
especially convenient if you only use Python.

> Also, do we have a concept similar to "array of objects" in
> Python? 

You can put all objects in lists, be it a string, an integer or some
complex class instance. 

> The number of objects is only known at "run-time".

class and function definitions also happen at runtime. I suggest you
worked through the Python tutorial to get a deeper insight in
Python's concepts.




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