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cpython (merge 3.2 -> default): Removed outdated statement about pickle's and marshal's relative performance.
http://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/016ba8918d2e
changeset: 76859:016ba8918d2e
parent: 76857:bcc964092437
parent: 76858:b058f22b5723
user: Antoine Pitrou <solipsis@pitrou.net>
date: Thu May 10 15:18:40 2012 +0200
summary:
Removed outdated statement about pickle's and marshal's relative performance.

files:
Doc/faq/library.rst | 8 --------
1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)


diff --git a/Doc/faq/library.rst b/Doc/faq/library.rst
--- a/Doc/faq/library.rst
+++ b/Doc/faq/library.rst
@@ -805,14 +805,6 @@
:mod:`shelve` library module uses pickle and (g)dbm to create persistent
mappings containing arbitrary Python objects.

-A more awkward way of doing things is to use pickle's little sister, marshal.
-The :mod:`marshal` module provides very fast ways to store noncircular basic
-Python types to files and strings, and back again. Although marshal does not do
-fancy things like store instances or handle shared references properly, it does
-run extremely fast. For example loading a half megabyte of data may take less
-than a third of a second. This often beats doing something more complex and
-general such as using gdbm with pickle/shelve.
-

Mathematics and Numerics
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