Winter Madness - Passing Python objects as Strings

Miles Kaufmann milesck at
Sat Jun 6 04:23:44 EDT 2009

On Jun 4, 2009, at 3:25 AM, Hendrik van Rooyen wrote:

> A can is like a pickle, in that it is a string, but anything
> can be canned.
> Unlike a pickle, a can cannot leave the process, though,
> unless the object it points to lives in shared memory.
> If you have any interest, contact me and I will
> send you the source.

Sounds like di(), which can be written:

import _ctypes
di = _ctypes.PyObj_FromPtr

def can(o): return str(id(o))
def uncan(s): return di(int(s))


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