Retrieving a partial pickle

Zac Burns zac256 at
Sat Jul 18 02:43:21 CEST 2009

I have a large pickle file, which happens to be a list with lots of
objects in it.

What sort of things can I do without unpickling the whole object?

I would particularly like to retrieve one of the elements in the list
without unpicking the whole object.

If the answer is not specific to lists that would be useful (works on
getting items in a dictionary, or doing introspection on the objects
or whatever)

Zachary Burns
Aim - Zac256FL
Production Engineer (Digital Overlord)
Zindagi Games

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