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Re^4: Seeking inside-out object implementations

by revdiablo (Prior)
on Dec 07, 2005 at 00:24 UTC ( #514688=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Seeking inside-out object implementations
in thread Seeking inside-out object implementations

Most people expect to be able to serialize things

Just to be clear, we are talking about object serialization, right? I would certainly say serialization of data structures is common, but I was talking about objects in specific. That's something I haven't really ever had the need for in Perl. I don't see a whole lot of people asking how to do it, either (either here or in #perl). Because of this, I assumed it wasn't very common. I'm not saying this assumption is correct, of course, just explaining how I arrived at it. I'll just have to suspend judgement for now, I guess.

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Re^5: Seeking inside-out object implementations
by perrin (Chancellor) on Dec 07, 2005 at 17:31 UTC
    I may see this more than most because it comes up frequently on the mod_perl and Class::DBI lists, but yes, people expect to be able to serialize objects. Every caching system for Perl uses Storable, and people expect to cache objects. Same for sessions.

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