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Re^5: Serialise to binary?

by xdg (Monsignor)
on Nov 04, 2015 at 14:51 UTC ( #1146907=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Serialise to binary?
in thread Serialise to binary?

Wrapping an array in a hash adds some mild overhead, but otherwise should work. Unfortunately, for historical reasons, the spec for arrays in BSON is horribly inefficient (index-value pairs!) so I would not recommend it for storing large arrays.

I have been considering supporting a TO_BSON method (or even just using TO_JSON, but don't want to do that until I have a broader think about the general case of mappings to and from BSON. (If you think about how JSON::XS is using Types::Serialiser, you can see the general case problem.)

-xdg

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