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Old 06-25-2010, 02:22 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by artisticforge
i am learning why not to use 'canned' routines to save configuration information.
the pickle file is just a serialization of a Python object which is why the original class file is needed to make sense of it. The advantage from a developers point of view is that no special code is needed to read/write the configuration information as one simply re-instantiates the original python object.

Exactly the same issue would apply in any language that allow objects to be serialized and then reloaded.
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