saintmike has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have structured data that I'd like to write out in some kind of plain text format. Usually, I use YAML for this kind of task, but in this particular case the overall size of the data prohibits writing it out or reading it in in one piece.

Looking at the YAML documentation, I can't find a way to write out or read in the data in chunks. Or is there a way?

Alternatively, what other serialization formats could be suitable for this task?