Status report: hot pickles, and how to serve them

@inproceedings{Rossberg2007StatusRH,
  title={Status report: hot pickles, and how to serve them},
  author={Andreas Rossberg and Guido Tack and Leif Kornstaedt},
  booktitle={ML},
  year={2007}
}
The need for flexible forms of serialisation arises under many circumstances, e.g. for doing high-level inter-process communication or to achieve persistence. Many languages, including variants of ML, thus offer pickling as a system service, but usually in a both unsafe and inexpressive manner, so that its use is discouraged.In contrast, safe generic pickling plays a central role in the design and implementation of Alice ML: components are defined as pickles, and modules can be exchanged… CONTINUE READING

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