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Re: persistent lisp objects

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: persistent lisp objects
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 11:05:05 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> I have no idea what he thinks as novel, but such functions have been
>> available for ages.  Called print and read.
> That is surely not the best way to serialize objects, but that is better
> than nothing until somebody write something to save hash-table, lists,
> etc... in a data base.

Again, what's wrong with print&read?
That's what your eval-when-compile uses.  All the eval-when-compile does
is to let the byte-compiler serialize an object into a .elc file.
If you're not limited to a .elc file, then it seems a lot simpler to
just use print&read directly.


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