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Python Perl Storable module

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https://raster.shields.io/pypi/v/storable https://raster.shields.io/travis/CowboyTim/python-storable/master

Overview

This is a Python module that is be able to read Perl storable files. Storable is a nice and efficient binary format for Perl that is very popular. A lot of other serialization/deserialization modules exist that are even more or less standardized: JSON, XML, CSV,.. etc. Storable is more or less Perl specific.

To ease integration between Perl - where storable sometimes is the only option - and Python this module is a bridge.

The module has been tested to work with Python 2.7 and upwards.

Quick Usage

from storable import retrieve
data = retrieve('/path/to/file.storable')

from storable.output import serialize
# only works (so far) for JSON-able types and recursion-limited depth
# This will not serialize to the exact same object in perl as retrieve/thaw-ing
# but will be readable by perl to load json-like values
serialized_bytes = serialize({'x': 'bar', 'y': 1, 'z': 1.23, 'w':[], 'v':[1,2,3]})

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