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Re: Package for data serialization?

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Package for data serialization?
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 11:27:15 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (windows-nt)

>>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <> writes:

  >> Actually, I only assumed (a bit hastily maybe) that a binary
  >> interpretation can be read significantly faster and that's why I
  >> asked for it.

  Eli> I think you will find that this assumption is false, except in
  Eli> _very_ rare and marginal cases (like humongously long data
  Eli> structures).

  Eli> For example, one of the Emacs features writes to a file the
  Eli> last place in each visited file as a Lisp data structure.  On
  Eli> my machine, this file is 31KB large, but Emacs still starts in
  Eli> a snap, even though it reads this file at startup.

My package -- variant.el -- includes a file with all the English words
that Americans spell incorrectly. Of course, there are a lot of them,
so it's nearly 1M in size. Again Emacs reads this in too short a time
to measure. 


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