Pickling a dictionary

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 17:16:34 CET 2012


On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 9:07 AM, Devashish Tyagi
<devashishrocker at gmail.com> wrote:
> So I want to store the current state of a InteractiveInterpreter Object in database. In order to achieve this I tried this
>
> obj = InteractiveInterpreter()
> local = obj.locals()
> pickle.dump(local, open('obj.dump','rw'))
>
> But I received an error say
> TypeError: can't pickle ellipsis objects
>
> From what I understand this shouldn't occur as local is a dictionary. Any particular reason for this behaviour?

The contents of the dictionary need to be pickleable as well.  You
probably have an ellipsis object in the dict somewhere.


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